Author Fails To Show ‘Empire’ Stole From Novel, Defendants Say To California Federal Court

(July 15, 2016, 10:00 AM EDT) -- RICHMOND, Va. — An author cannot show that defendants had access to his novel to prove that the television show “Empire” was taken from it, defendants argue to a California federal court on May 13 in a reply brief to their motion to dismiss a $1.5 billion case for copyright infringement (Timothy J. Levi v. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., et al., No. 16-129, E.D. Va.).

(Defendants’ reply brief available. Document #78-160718-009B.)

Timothy J. Levi sued Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. in the U.S. District Court...
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