Stallone Knocks Out Copyright Suit Over 'Expendables' Script

Law360, New York (June 25, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Friday tossed a copyright suit accusing Sylvester Stallone of ripping off the screenplay for "The Expendables," granting the aging action star's motion that blasted the case as "palpably meritless."

U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff granted Stallone's March motion to kill the suit, which said screenwriter Marcus Webb showed “a fundamental misapprehension of the scope of copyright protection” when he claimed the star-studded action movie was largely lifted from his unpublished "The Cordoba Caper."

Though he agreed with the motion...
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