Rakoff To Crop Photog's Claims In $1B Suit Against Getty
By Pete Brush (October 17, 2016, 6:50 PM EDT) -- Large chunks of photographer Carol M. Highsmith's 13-count suit claiming for more than $1 billion in damages against Getty Images' American arm and two other corporate defendants could be destined for the cutting-room floor, U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff told the litigants Monday.
The Manhattan federal judge said a trim-down was coming during an hourlong oral argument session in the heavily briefed case targeting Getty as well as Seattle headquartered image-copyright enforcement concern License Compliance Services Inc. and Brooklyn-based licenser Alamy Inc.
"I doubt that some of the claims here are going to survive," said Judge Rakoff, though he was...
Stay ahead of the curve
In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.
Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!