'Raging Bull' Heir Asks High Court To KO MGM Copyright Win

Law360, New York (May 13, 2013, 9:57 PM EDT) -- The daughter of “Raging Bull” author Frank Petrella has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a ruling upholding a copyright infringement win for Metro-Goldwyn Mayer Inc., citing an “entrenched” circuit split over whether the defense of laches applies in copyright cases.

Paula Petrella said in a petition for review filed April 30 that the Ninth Circuit erred in finding laches barred her suit challenging MGM’s creation and distribution of derivative versions of the 1980 “Raging Bull” film. The court agreed with a trial judge that...
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