WB Dodges 'Trouble With The Curve' Plagiarism Suit For Now

Law360, Los Angeles (February 24, 2014, 9:24 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Monday tentatively dismissed a copyright infringement suit brought by a producer who says Warner Bros. stole his script for its 2012 film "Trouble With the Curve,” saying the Clint Eastwood-directed movie and the allegedly infringed script are not substantially similar.

U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer said she had determined that producer Ryan Brooks' allegations that “Trouble With the Curve” was cribbed from a script he commissioned — likewise a story about an aging baseball lifer rebuilding a relationship with his...
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