Disney Duped Writer In 'Pirates' Copyright Deal, Suit Says

Law360, Los Angeles (May 29, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT) -- Walt Disney Co. owes a Florida writer and artist billions of dollars from its popular "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie franchise because the company fraudulently lured him into ending a copyright infringement lawsuit in 2007, according to a complaint filed Tuesday in Florida federal court.

Royce Mathew alleges that he came up with the idea of pirates turning into living skeletons under moonlight, a supernatural element that was featured heavily in the movies but absent from the original theme park ride. He signed a release agreement...
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Case Information

Case Title

Mathew v. The Walt Disney Company et al

Case Number



Florida Middle

Nature of Suit



Roy B. Dalton, Jr.

Date Filed

May 28, 2013


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