'Grinch' Playwright Denied Fees From Seuss, For Now

By Bill Donahue (September 29, 2017, 8:09 PM EDT) -- Two weeks after winning a ruling that his raunchy stage play riffing on the Dr. Seuss classic "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" was protected by the fair use doctrine, a New York playwright was denied reimbursement of his attorneys' fees. 

Matthew Lombardo, the author of "Who's Holiday," said he should be repaid the $72,006 it cost to fend off unsuccessful accusations from "an overly-aggressive copyright owner with significantly more assets and an army of lawyers."

U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein late Friday denied the bid for fees, but left the door open for Lombardo to try again.

"In light of...

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