Yeager Asks High Court To Mull Publicity Suit Against Website

Law360, New York (March 4, 2013, 2:09 PM EST) -- Aviation pioneer Chuck Yeager has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the dismissal of his suit accusing a memorabilia website of using his name without authorization, arguing that the appeals court should have applied the doctrine of laches to his Lanham Act claim rather than state-law rules on timeliness.

In a petition filed Feb. 22, Yeager argued that rather than using laches, which holds that a legal claim won’t be enforced if a long delay has prejudiced the opponent, the Ninth Circuit erred in “rigidly...
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