Tort Claims Axed In Fair Use Suit Against Dr. Seuss Estate

Law360, Los Angeles (April 7, 2017, 10:26 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Friday trimmed a lawsuit filed by the producers of a canceled comedic play riffing on a Dr. Seuss classic children’s story, saying there was no basis to claims they were injured through cease-and-desist letters sent by the author’s estate.

The decision cuts out part of the producers’ lawsuit against Dr. Seuss Enterprises LP, the crux of which is that their play, “Who’s Holiday!” does not infringe copyrights for “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” under the fair use doctrine.

The producers...
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Case Title

Lombardo et al v. Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P.


Case Number

1:16-cv-09974

Court

New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Copyright

Judge

Alvin K. Hellerstein

Date Filed

December 27, 2016

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