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Defamation Lawsuit Against Netflix Dropped + New York Protects Dead Celebrities



Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss two topics in this episode of The Briefing. First, they talk about GEO Group’s defamation lawsuit against Netflix over the show “Messiah,” just dropped. Then, at 8:20, they move onto New York’s new post-mortem Right of Publicity law.

The video recording of this conversation is on Weintraub Tobin’s YouTube channel.

For more information on the New York statute, read Scott’s post on the IP Law Blog: I See Dead People…Filing Lawsuits in New York.


“Inspired By” Characters – Defamation Lawsuit As a Spinoff Part II



In this second of a two-part series of The Briefing, Weintraub Tobin attorneys Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss defamation lawsuits in movies and TV that deal with “Inspired By” characters.

You can listen to part one of this series here.

You can read Scott Hervey’s blog post about this topic on the IP Law Blog.


“Inspired By” Characters – Defamation Lawsuit As a Spinoff Part I



This episode is part one of a two-part series of The Briefing in which Weintraub Tobin attorneys Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss defamation lawsuits in movies and TV that deal with “Inspired By” characters.

You can listen to part two of the series here.

You can read Scott Hervey’s blog post about this topic on the IP Law Blog.