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Intellectual Property,
Entertainment & Sports,
Civil Litigation

Jul. 9, 2024

Attorney for Road House screenwriter moves to strike Amazon countersuit

"Try as they might to deflect and convert this federal copyright case into a state-law contest, defendants' punitive counterclaim for breach of contract fails as a matter of law and should be stricken," attorney Marc Toberoff wrote in the motion to strike.

Marc Toberoff

Amazon's movie studio must drop its "baseless" counterclaims that challenge the validity of a screenwriter's ownership of the 1989 "Road House" film pursuant to the protected activity prong of California's Anti-SLAPP statute, the writer's attorney argued in a court filing lodged Friday.

"Defendants lead with neither facts nor the law in their overwrought, insult-laden answer and countercomplaint against the author plaintiff R. Lance Hill an...

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