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Case: Copyrights/Attorneys’ Fees (S.D.N.Y.)

March 2, 2021, 1:01 PM

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld’s objections to a magistrate’s recommendation to deny Seinfeld’s motion for attorneys’ fees, in a former collaborator’s dismissed action against Seinfeld for copyright infringement, were sustained and the motion granted by a federal district court in New York. The court found that the allegations in the collaborator’s complaint reflect that he learned no later than 2012 that Seinfeld disputed his claimed interest in the TV show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee; therefore, the collaborator had only three years from 2012 to file his lawsuit under the Copyright Act, but he waited for more than five years. The...

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