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Comedians' Heirs Owe Fees In 'Who's On First' Copyright Row

Law360 (June 12, 2018, 9:38 PM EDT) -- The heirs of comedy duo Abbott and Costello will have to pay attorneys’ fees to the makers of a Broadway play that used the famous “Who’s on First?” routine, a New York federal judge ruled Tuesday, adopting a report that found the heirs had been unreasonable to bring the case.

U.S. District Judge George B. Daniels ordered the heirs to pay just more than $50,000 in attorneys’ fees after filing their unsuccessful suit over the iconic bit, adopting a report and recommendation issued by a magistrate...
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Case Information

Case Title

TCA Television Corp. et al v. McCollum et al

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New York Southern

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George B. Daniels

Date Filed

June 4, 2015

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