Tyler Perry Shakes Novelist's 'Good Deeds' Copyright Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (August 22, 2013, 3:59 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Wednesday threw out a novelist’s infringement suit against Tyler Perry and Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., granting a motion for judgment in favor of the movie studio after it argued none of the elements in the movie “Good Deeds” bore a resemblance to the story in the book in question.

U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley granted a motion for judgment on the pleadings filed by the filmmaker and the studio, closing the case, according to a brief order filed in...
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