Disney Sues Announcer's Kin To Nix 'Secretariat' Claims

Law360, New York (July 3, 2012, 5:24 PM EDT) -- Walt Disney Pictures slapped several family members of late horse-racing announcer Charles Anderson with a lawsuit in New York federal court Friday, looking to stave off right of publicity and copyright claims stemming from the 2010 film “Secretariat.”

Walt Disney's and Buena Vista Home Entertainment Inc.'s complaint named Anderson's estate, his widow, two daughters and two sons as defendants and asked the court to declare that they did not have enforceable claims against either plaintiff relating to the movie about the record-setting thoroughbred that won the...
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