Copyright Suit Over Disney's 'Cars' Hits Red Light

Law360, New York (July 29, 2011, 2:37 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge hit the brakes Thursday on a screenwriter's copyright and contract suit claiming The Walt Disney Co. stole his story about the adventures of cartoon vehicles to make Pixar Animation Studios Inc.'s "Cars.”

U.S. District Judge Valerie Baker Fairbank dismissed Jake Mandeville-Anthony's suit against Disney and its Pixar unit in its entirety, ruling that the parts of the writer's "Cookie & Co." screenplays and other works eligible for copyright protection were not substantially similar to "Cars," its sequel or a television spinoff as...
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Case Information

Case Title

Jake Mandeville-Anthony v. The Walt Disney Company et al

Case Number



California Central

Nature of Suit



Valerie Baker Fairbank

Date Filed

March 14, 2011

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