‘Walk Of Shame’ Copyright Row Nears End Of Line

Law360, Los Angeles (July 27, 2015, 9:20 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday tentatively dismissed a screenwriter’s claims that actress Elizabeth Banks, her husband and six production companies stole the script for the film “Walk of Shame,” saying the similarities between the plaintiff’s script and the film were too general for a copyright claim.

In a hearing in Los Angeles, U.S. District Judge Margaret M. Morrow said that many of the similarities held up by screenwriter Dan Rosen and his company Shame on You Productions Inc. as evidence the film was lifted from a script he showed Banks were generalities, rather than specific details that may have been...

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