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Hollywood Mega-Agency Can't Get Author's IP Suit Tossed

Law360, Los Angeles (August 12, 2016, 7:46 PM EDT) -- Hollywood mega-agency William Morris Endeavor’s bid to toss a suit alleging it conspired against an author-client so a related company could infringe his work for a Chobani yogurt advertising campaign was denied by a California judge Friday, who stayed the case until a New York court rules in a related suit.

The decision by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Deirdre Hill didn’t rule on the merits of the motion to dismiss, but noted that the state of the pleadings in the federal action were unsettled.

“Therefore, the prudent and proper course of action in this court’s judgment is to say this action out...

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