How They Won It: Willkie Fights For Haiti Photog

Law360, New York (December 18, 2013, 3:52 PM EST) -- In convincing a New York federal jury in November to find that Agence France-Presse and Getty Images Inc. willfully stole images that a Haitian photojournalist posted to Twitter — and to award $1.2 million in damages — attorneys from Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP showed that preparation is everything.

The story starts in Haiti, during the catastrophic 2010 earthquake in the country that killed more than 250,000 people. After Daniel Morel snapped several photos of the event and posted them to Twitter, AFP pulled the images...
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Case Title

Agence France Presse v. Morel


Case Number

1:10-cv-02730

Court

New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Copyright

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Alison J. Nathan

Date Filed

March 26, 2010

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