NBC Can't Nix Copyright Suit Over 'Stars Earn Stripes'

Law360, New York (June 20, 2013, 4:02 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday rejected NBC Universal Inc.'s bid to quickly kill allegations that it stole the idea for a military-themed reality show from a former New York City cop who pitched a similar concept to the network.

U.S. District Judge S. James Otero ruled that Richard Dillon's concept for a show called “Celebrity SEALS” was similar enough to NBC's short-lived “Stars Earn Stripes” to avoid early-stage dismissal of his copyright infringement claims — particularly because network execs had full access to Dillon's printed...
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Case Information

Case Title

Richard Dillon v. NBCUniversal Media LLC et al

Case Number



California Central

Nature of Suit



S. James Otero

Date Filed

November 14, 2012

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