'Dr. Phil' Copyright Suit Will Stay In Texas, Judge Says

Law360, Houston (November 14, 2017, 2:27 PM EST) -- A federal judge in Texas on Monday denied a bid by a former “Dr. Phil” show employee to transfer a suit in which the show's production company, Peteski Productions Inc., accuses her of copyright infringement, holding she didn't meet the high bar of showing that moving the case to California was “clearly more convenient.”

U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap sided with Peteski, writing that ex-employee Leah Rothman had satisfied a threshold issue in showing that the case could have been filed in California. But when it...
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Case Title

Peteski Productions, Inc. v. Rothman et al


Case Number

5:17-cv-00122

Court

Texas Eastern

Nature of Suit

Copyright

Judge

Rodney Gilstrap

Date Filed

June 15, 2017

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