CORRECTED: 7th Circ. Nixes Model's $8B Image Use Suit Against Agency

Law360, New York (May 9, 2013, 10:43 PM EDT) -- A model lost an appeal Thursday in her $7.9 billion suit accusing agency Ford Models Inc. of misusing her image, which ended up on packaging for hair extensions, when the Seventh Circuit ruled she had showed no evidence to back her claims.

A three-judge panel affirmed a lower court’s ruling, which found it was wig marketer Chade Fashions Inc. that had used her image, not Ford, and granted summary judgment to the modeling agency. The basis of Berry’s claims was that Ford’s predecessor A-Plus Talent, with whom...
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