Judge Puts Brakes On 'Premium Rush' Copyright Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (April 3, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday rejected allegations that Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. implicitly promised to pay a writer for adapting his novel into the film “Premium Rush” and infringed the book’s copyright, saying the claims couldn’t pass muster.

U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg granted Sony's motions for summary judgment on author Joe Quirk’s copyright infringement claim and his claim that Sony had breached an implied contract to pay him for use of his book, finding the two works were dissimilar and that the defendants weren’t...
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