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Author: "You Infringed My Book About You!"
Highest Court E.D. Texas
Year Ended 2008
Plaintiffs Estate of Author(s)
Defendants Band Member(s)
Other Book Author(s)
Four Seasons
Short Description Writer and Defendant, a member of the band the Four Seasons, agreed that the former would author a book about the latter's life and both would be listed as co-authors. After the book was finished, they could not secure a publisher, and the Defendant author died. Author's heirs learned that the musical Jersey Boys was based on the book, and sued for declaratory judgment of co-ownership, asking for an accounting and profits. Defendant sought to transfer venue to the federal district court in Las Vegas, Nevada, which was granted by the court. - LSW & SKR

Legal Issues
Conflicts of Law Jurisdiction & Forum Personal Jurisdiction
    Venue
Copyrights Ownership Declaratory Judgment
    Joint Authorship, Works-for-Hire & Derivative Creations
General Equitable Remedies Accounting


Opinions Corbello v. Devito
87 U.S.P.Q.2d 1849 / 2008 WL 2097435
E.D. Texas , May 19, 2008 ( No. 1:07CV985 )


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Related Searches Parties
Band Member(s) ( Defendant )
Book Author(s) ( Other )
Estate of Author(s) ( Plaintiff )
Four Seasons ( Other )

Legal Issues
Conflicts of Law / Jurisdiction & Forum / Personal Jurisdiction
Conflicts of Law / Jurisdiction & Forum / Venue
Copyrights / Ownership / Declaratory Judgment
Copyrights / Ownership / Joint Authorship, Works-for-Hire & Derivative Creations
General / Equitable Remedies / Accounting

Courts
E.D. Texas (highest court)


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