Disney Beats Writer’s Claim of Stealing ‘Mr. Young’

February 25, 2014 – In The News
The Hollywood Reporter

Fox Rothschild was featured in The Hollywood Reporter article, "Disney Beats Writer's Claim of Stealing 'Mr. Young.'" Full text can be found in the February 25, 2014, issue, but a synopsis is noted below.

Fox Rothschild successfully defended a Canadian production company, Thunderbird Films, Inc., in a case brought before the International Trade Commission (ITC) regarding the originality of a broadcast television program and allegedly unfair methods of competition.

The dispute led to an eight-month proceeding at the ITC, before the matter concluded with a determination that the show in question, “Mr. Young,” was created well prior to the plaintiffs submission and that there was not a substantial similarity between the show and the plaintiff’s idea.