Author Bucks Tyler Perry's Attempt To Shake IP Suit

Law360, New York (August 14, 2013, 1:32 PM EDT) -- The self-published author who accused Tyler Perry and Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. of lifting material from her book to make the 2012 film "Good Deeds" told a New York federal judge Tuesday that her allegations met the standard for copyright infringement and could overcome Perry's recent motion for judgment on the pleadings.

Terri Donald said Perry may have rearranged the elements from her 2007 book "Bad Apples Can Be Good Fruit" in making the film, tweaking the story line's pacing and narration, but much of the...
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Case Title

DONALD v. THE TYLER PERRY COMPANY, INC. et al


Case Number

1:13-cv-01655

Court

New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Copyright

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William H. Pauley, III

Date Filed

March 12, 2013

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