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Sam Moore Case: Tennessee Court to Decide Motion for Summary Judgment

Following the completion of a long discovery period, Defendants The Weinstein Company, Concord Music Group, MGM Studios and Genius Products filed a motion for summary judgment in the case, arguing that there are no material issues of fact in dispute and that they should win as a matter of law.  On February 26, 2012 Plaintiffs submitted an Opposition to the Motion, arguing that there are major disputes as to the material facts of the case, that Defendants’ procedural choice-of-law arguments are untenable, that Plaintiffs have valid and protectable trademarks which have been infringed by the movie and marketing campaign, and that the movie is about Sam Moore and violates his right of privacy by placing him in a false light.  The parties are awaiting the court’s decision on the Defendants’ motion as well as on a host of other pending related motions.