Dr. Phil Sues Deadspin Over Manti Te'o Hoax Interview

Law360, New York (May 6, 2013, 8:03 PM EDT) -- Dr. Phil on Monday sued the operators of prominent sports blog Deadspin.com in Texas federal court for copyright infringement, alleging his show's ratings plummeted after his exclusive interview with the man who pretended to be former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o's girlfriend in an elaborate Internet hoax was posted on the site.

The company behind "The Dr. Phil Show," Peteski Productions Inc., claims Deadspin spoiled the juiciest part of its interview with Ronaiah Tuiasosopo when it published to its site video from the show of him performing...
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Case Information

Case Title

Peteski Productions, Inc. v. Gawker Media, LLC

Case Number



Texas Eastern

Nature of Suit



Michael H. Schneider

Date Filed

May 6, 2013

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