Director James Ivory Settles Suit Over Film Distribution

Law360, New York (May 30, 2013, 2:26 PM EDT) -- Legendary film director James Ivory and his Merchant Ivory Productions Ltd. production company have agreed to settle a copyright infringement lawsuit against Janus Films LLC, which was accused of continuing to distribute its catalog of classic movies well after a licensing deal between the two companies had expired.

The settlement brings to end litigation that Merchant Ivory, an independent production house behind movies such as "A Room With a View” and “The Bostonians,” initiated in August against Janus — doing business as Criterion Films. U.S. District Judge...
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