Supreme Court Puts Brakes On 'Cars' Copyright Appeal

Law360, New York (April 29, 2013, 5:07 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal brought by a screenwriter who lost a copyright suit alleging The Walt Disney Co. and Pixar Animation Studios stole his ideas for the animated movies “Cars” and “Cars 2."

Without comment, the Supreme Court denied writer Jake Mandeville-Anthony's petition for writ of certiorari, leaving in place a California federal judge's finding that Disney's films are substantively different from Mandeville-Anthony's works “Cookie & Co." and "Cars/Auto-Excess/Cars Chaos."

Mandeville-Anthony, who resides in the U.K., filed his petition...
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