'Raging Bull' Heir Wants 9th Circ. To Rethink MGM Win

Law360, New York (October 3, 2012, 4:49 PM EDT) -- The daughter of “Raging Bull” author Frank Petrella on Tuesday urged the Ninth Circuit to reconsider a recent ruling upholding a copyright infringement win for Metro-Goldwyn Mayer Inc., arguing it created a split by allowing a defense forbidden by other courts.

Paula Petrella is urging the Ninth Circuit to hold a full-panel rehearing of its recent ruling affirming the dismissal of her suit challenging MGM’s creation and distribution of derivative versions of the 1980 film, saying several other courts had forbidden the application of the laches...
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