Toyota Settles Copyright Suit Over BB King Commercial

Law360, New York (April 23, 2015, 11:52 AM EDT) -- Toyota Motor Sales USA agreed to settle a copyright suit Thursday, just one day after it argued that a Nevada federal judge had misconstrued copyright law by failing to find that a man who wrote a book about returning a stolen guitar to B.B. King is barred from suing the automaker over a commercial with the same plot.

The plaintiff's counsel, Jeffrey L. Galliher of Dennett Winspear LLP, told Law360 the parties reached a confidential settlement Thursday morning.

On Wednesday, Toyota’s guns were blazing, asking U.S....
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