Corbis Aims For Quick Win In TV Star's Image Use Suit

Law360, New York (April 7, 2011, 3:31 PM EDT) -- Corbis Corp. asked a California federal court Wednesday to rule against a former star of “The Partridge Family” in a putative class action accusing the photo licensing company of using celebrities' likenesses without their consent, claiming federal law bars the allegations.

In a motion filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California seeking summary judgment on all claims, Corbis contended that its actions are protected by the First Amendment and the public affairs exception of the California Civil Code, that Shirley Jones'...
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