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'Jersey Boys' Verdict Axed By 'Upset' Judge, 9th Circ. Told

Law360 (June 11, 2019, 8:58 PM EDT) -- An author's widow urged the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday to revive a jury's verdict finding the creators of the hit Broadway musical "Jersey Boys" lifted material from her husband's unpublished book, arguing the trial judge who tossed the verdict didn't want her to win and was "extremely upset" when she did.

U.S. District Judge Robert Jones made it as difficult as possible for Donna Corbello to win a copyright infringement trial against the creators of Jersey Boys by selecting 12 specific examples out of hundreds of pages to determine if there were substantial similarities between the works, Gregory Guillot of Gregory...

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Case Title

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Case Number

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Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3820 Copyright

Date Filed

June 29, 2017

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