2nd Circ. Strikes Down Copyright Suit Over Legal Docs

Law360, New York (August 20, 2013, 4:44 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Tuesday axed an attempt by an asset recovery firm to sue its former attorney for infringing copyrights on documents the firm had prepared in a 2006 class action, ruling the company had given express authority to its attorney to use the documents in litigation.

In a unanimous opinion, the panel said that Unclaimed Property Recovery Service Inc. and its manager, Bernard Gelb, could not exert a copyright over legal documents that were critical to the ongoing class action of which they were...
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