Jackson Estate Counterclaim In Copyright Case Survives Motion To Dismiss

(February 11, 2016, 12:56 PM EST) -- NEW YORK — A counterclaim by the estate of Michael J. Jackson seeking a declaration of ownership rights with regard to certain video footage will proceed, a New York federal judge ruled Feb. 9 (Noval Williams Films v. John Branca, et al., No. 14-4711, S.D. N.Y.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 15958).

(Decision available. Document #16-160222-017Z.)

In denying plaintiff Noval Williams Films (NWF)’s motion to dismiss the counterclaim, U.S. Judge Paul A. Crotty of the Southern District of New York found that it remains unclear whether the...
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