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Settlement Reached in Soft Kitty Lawsuit. August 2017

In August 2017, a settlement was reached in the copyright infringement  lawsuit Chase v. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. et al. that was pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.  The case concerned the lyrics to the song “Soft Kitty” used on the television series “The Big Bang Theory.”  The lawsuit claimed that defendants’ use infringed the copyright owned by the plaintiffs in the lyrics.  David Wolf was counsel for the plaintiffs along with Zick Rubin and Brenda Ulrich of Rubin & Ulrich.

Settlement Reached in Keiler v. Harlequin class action lawsuit. June 30, 2016

The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York approved a settlement and award of attorney’s fees and costs on June 30, 2016 in the Keiler v. Harlequin Enterprises Limited et al.  class action settlement.  David Wolf was lead counsel for the plaintiffs along with his co-counsel Mike Boni and John Sindoni of Boni & Zack.  The lawsuit concerned the payment of royalties on e-books.

Jury Verdict for Plaintiff in Tharp v. Media General libel lawsuit. May 16, 2014

The jury in the libel lawsuit Tharp v. Media General, pending in U.S, District Court for the District of South Carolina, rendered a verdict in plaintiff’s favor on May 16, 2014.  David Wolf was trial counsel for the plaintiff along with Jim Griffin and Maggie Fox of Lewis Babcock & Griffin in Columbia, SC.

Second Circuit reverses dismissal of Keiler v. Harlequin class action lawsuit. May 1, 2014

On May 1, 2014 the Second Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the dismissal of one claim in the Keiler v.Harlequin Enterprises Limited et al. class action lawsuit and remanded the case to the district court for further proceedings.  David Wolf is lead counsel for the plaintiffs in this lawsuit concerning the payment of royalties on e-books.   His co-counsel are Mike Boni and John Sindoni of Boni & Zack.

Appellate Division affirms decision in Lampack v. Grimes Mar 26, 2012

In a  March 1, 2012 decision, the Appellate Division, First Department, affirmed the trial court’s decision in favor of the author Martha Grimes in the lawsuit brought by her former agent, Peter Lampack. David Wolf represented Martha Grimes in the lawsuit.  The Appellate Division’s decision may have broad implications for the interpretation of agreements between authors and literary agents. Click here to read the decision.

David Wolf Interviewed By The New York Observer On Cariou v Prince Copyright Case Jul 20, 2011

David was recently interviewed for an article in the New York Observer on the Cariou v Prince copyright case involving appropriation art and the defense of fair use. Click here to read the article.

David Completes Tenth Year Teaching Copyright Litigation At Fordham Law School Jun 14, 2011

David has just completed his tenth year teaching a seminar on Copyright Litigation at Fordham Law School.

David Wolf Speaks At Practicing Law Institute May 18, 2011

On May 3, 2011 David Wolf spoke at the Advanced Seminar on Copyright Law 2011 held by the Practising Law Institute in New York. His topic was Trial of a Copyright Infringement Case.

DavidWolfLaw pllc Launches Feb 1, 2011

DavidWolfLaw pllc opened its New York office on February 1, 2011.

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