Zooey Deschanel Wins Access To Docs In Shoe Fight

Law360, Los Angeles (May 24, 2011, 4:10 PM EDT) -- A California state court judge on Tuesday granted actress Zooey Deschanel’s motion to compel the production of documents in her lawsuit against shoemaker Steve Madden Ltd. for breaching an oral licensing agreement and violating her right of publicity.

Judge Abraham Khan ordered the defendants to hand over documents that could provide Deschanel with important evidence in a high-profile suit to protect the actress’ right of publicity, a right fiercely protected under California law.

Deschanel’s lawsuit alleges that in August, Madden reached a binding oral agreement with...
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