'Creed' Infringement Suit Knocked From NJ To Calif.

Law360, New York (December 21, 2016, 4:16 PM EST) -- A New Jersey man who accuses Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., actor Sylvester Stallone and others of stealing his idea for the 2015 boxing film “Creed” will get to fight another round after a federal judge refused to toss the suit Tuesday and transferred it to California.

MGM, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., New Line Cinema LLC, Chartoff-Winkler Productions Inc., Stallone and the director and co-writer of the screenplay for “Creed” had asked a New Jersey federal court in April either to put an end to plaintiff Jarrett Alexander’s infringement suit or transfer the case to California’s Central District.

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