Deadline Extension Granted In 'Rear Window' Spat

Law360, New York (May 18, 2010, 5:51 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has given the copyright holders of the 1954 Alfred Hitchcock movie “Rear Window” more time to respond to a motion by director Steven Spielberg, Paramount Pictures Corp. and other movie studios seeking to dismiss claims that 2007's “Disturbia” is a knockoff of the earlier film.

Judge Laura Swan of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Monday allowed plaintiff The Sheldon Abend Revocable Trust to file a sur-reply to the defendants' motion for partial summary judgment.

The plaintiff,...
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