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Celebrity Architect Awarded $5.9M In Copyright Case

Law360 (April 13, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A California “architect to the stars” has won a copyright infringement lawsuit against a contractor who ripped off one of his designs to surreptitiously build a copycat mansion for himself in Beverly Hills, just a few miles away from the original building.

In a test of the Architectural Works Copyright Protection Act of 1990, a jury with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in Los Angeles awarded William Hablinski Architecture a $5.9 million verdict, the firm said.

Following a three-week trial, a...
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