High Court Scares Off ‘Ghost Hunters’ Idea Theft Case

Law360, New York (November 7, 2011, 6:08 PM EST) -- In a case involving the TV program "Ghost Hunters," the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to weigh in on whether contract suits by writers claiming that their idea was stolen to create a movie or TV show are preempted by the Copyright Act.

The high court's denial of a cert petition by NBC Universal Inc. leaves intact a 7-4 en banc decision by the Ninth Circuit, which held that breach of implied contract claims by people who pitched an idea to a entertainment company involve...
To view the full article, register now.