Disney Beats Suit Claiming It Stole 'Santa Paws' Idea

Law360, Los Angeles (September 20, 2012, 7:47 PM EDT) -- A Missouri federal judge on Thursday threw out a copyright infringement lawsuit claiming Disney Enterprises Inc. and others ripped off the idea for two holiday movies about a dog named Santa Paws, saying Disney's films aren't substantially similar to the plaintiffs' illustrated children's story.

Thursday’s ruling ends an effort by authors Richard Kearny, Ray Harter Jr. and Ed Corno to go after the family film giant over claims that it stole their idea for a magical story about Santa Claus’ dog and turned it into the...
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