Dr. Phil Goes For Win In Fight Over Te'o Hoaxer Interview

Law360, New York (June 5, 2013, 4:50 PM EDT) -- The television production company behind the "The Dr. Phil Show" asked a Texas federal court Tuesday to rule that the popular sports blog Deadspin infringed its copyrights by publishing video excerpts of an interview with the man who pretended to be Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o's girlfriend.

Peteski Productions Inc. asked the court for default judgment because Deadspin’s owner, Gawker Media LLC, has not yet responded to its complaint. 

“Because defendant has failed to file any responsive pleading or otherwise defend as of the date of...
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Case Information

Case Title

Peteski Productions, Inc. v. Gawker Media, LLC

Case Number



Texas Eastern

Nature of Suit



Michael H. Schneider

Date Filed

May 6, 2013

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