Discovery Beats IP Suit Over Oprah Network Programming

Law360, New York (January 3, 2014, 6:10 PM EST) -- A Florida federal judge on Thursday threw out a contract suit alleging Discovery Communications Inc. stole the idea for “therapeutic programming” used on the Oprah Winfrey Network, after the attorney for plaintiff Sunset Concepts I.P. Firm LLC bailed and it failed to retain new counsel.

U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro noted that after she granted a bid by Jonathan E. Pollard of Pollard LLC to withdraw from the case, Sunset Concepts principal Susan Kasi had 30 days to retain new counsel in order to keep the...
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