Writers' Show Idea, 'The League' Aren't Alike, Creator Says

Law360, New York (November 13, 2012, 8:52 PM EST) -- A co-creator of FX Networks LLC's “The League” urged a New York federal court Tuesday to dismiss copyright infringement claims against him, arguing that the television program bore little resemblance to a show idea by the two writers who lodged the suit.

Jeff Schaffer, who co-created the comedy about a group of friends in a fantasy football league, said the court should dismiss copyright infringement allegations brought against him by Joseph Balsamo and Peter Ciancarelli, who claim the FX show copied a treatment, or outline, they...
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Balsamo et al v. FX Networks LLC et al


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1:12-cv-06945

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New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Copyright

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Kimba M. Wood

Date Filed

September 13, 2012

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