No New Trial For Mexican Playboy Distributor

Law360, New York (August 16, 2011, 9:59 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge on Tuesday refused to grant a new trial in Playboy Enterprises Inc.’s suit alleging a Spanish-language distributor violated a licensing agreement with the publisher, saying the defendants’ arguments had already been addressed and rejected.

Because the defendants raised identical arguments in an earlier-denied motion for reconsideration of the court’s November order finding the defendants liable for the contract breach, U.S. District Judge Randy Crane denied the motion.

The judge agreed with Playboy’s argument that the defendants were seeking to use the new...
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