Abbott & Costello Heirs Take Copyright Case To High Court

Law360, New York (April 20, 2017, 5:00 PM EDT) -- The heirs of comedy duo Abbott and Costello are headed to the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the justices to revive their copyright case against the producers of a popular Broadway play that features the famous "Who's on First?" comedy routine.

In a petition for writ of certiorari filed Tuesday, the heirs of William Abbott and Lou Costello said a Second Circuit ruling that struck their suit over the play "Hand to God" ran contrary to decades of precedent, raising questions of "exceptional jurisprudential importance" for the justices to resolve.

The heirs sued in 2015 over "Hand to God," a critically acclaimed...

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