'Raging Bull' Heiress Sees Red Over Film Release

Law360, New York (January 8, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The daughter of Frank Petrella, author of the “Raging Bull” screenplays and book, has sued Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC for copyright infringement, alleging the companies created and distributed derivative works without her permission, including a Blu-ray Disc version of the motion picture that is set for release in February.

Paula Petrella, current assignee of her father’s copyrights, lodged the suit Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, claiming MGM, several subsidiaries and 20th Century Fox violated...
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