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Judge Rejects Challenge to 460K+ Verdict Obtained by Doniger / Burroughs in Film Copyright Case

Venice, CA – the long-standing and hotly-contested battle over the rights to the Toolbox Murders film franchise has taken another step toward completion. Earlier this year, Doniger / Burroughs obtained at trial a verdict of more than $460,000.00 in connection with copyright claims brought in connection with the films. Earlier this week, the Honorable Philip S. Gutierrez rejected the infringers’ motion for a new trial, paving the way for the verdict to be enforced.

Doniger / Burroughs attorneys Stephen M. Doniger and David R. Shein represented the plaintiffs in this matter. For further information, call or email Grace Garcia at (310) 590-1820 and ggarcia@donigerlawfirm.com

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Doniger / Burroughs Resolves Dispute over Sci-Fi and Horror Films

Venice, CA – Doniger / Burroughs, representing the owner of certain cult horror and science fiction films from the 1950s, has resolved a dispute regarding these titles. The dispute arose when unlicensed copies of the films Invasion of the Saucer-Men and The Amazing Colossal Man began appearing in both English- and Italian-language versions for sale through a film distributor. These copies were unlicensed and unauthorized, and Doniger / Burroughs filed a copyright infringement action to address this unlawful distribution. This week the matter settled amicably.

The owner of the films was represented by Scott A. Burroughs and Trevor W. Barrett.

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    Doniger / Burroughs is California’s premier fashion, art, entertainment, and technology law boutique. The firm has resolved more than 1,000 disputes over the almost 20 years it has been in existence, and has represented all manner of individuals and businesses in the creative industries. Its lawyers have extensive state and federal court experience, and hail from well-regarded law schools. The firm has been on the forefront of cutting-edge copyright law, appearing often before judges, juries, and the Courts of Appeal. It has tried more copyright infringement cases than virtually any other firm over the last 5-10 years, and has obtained for its clients numerous six- and seven-figure verdicts and settlements.

    The firm is committed to representing artists and content creators, and enforcing intellectual property rights. It has litigated successfully against many of the nation’s largest retailers, film and television studios, web sites, and news organizations. Its partners speak and write often on art and copyright law issues, and devote significant time and resources to ensuring a level playing field for those responsible for the creation of art and content.