With Registration Requirement Now Met, West Virginia Judge Reinstates Copyright Case

Mealey's (September 14, 2016, 4:17 PM EDT) -- CHARLESTON, W.Va. — One month after dismissing a purported copyright infringement case, a West Virginia federal judge on Sept. 12 granted a plaintiff leave to amend in light of the plaintiff’s recently received copyright registrations (CSS Inc. v. Christopher Herrington, et al., No. 16-1762, S.D. W.Va.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 122869).

(Decision available. Document #16-160919-014Z.)

U.S. Judge Joseph R. Goodwin of the Southern District of West Virginia cited Laber v. Harvey (438 F.3d 404, 427 [4th Cir. 2006]), which counsels that a motion to amend under...
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