Real-Life Rocky Sues Over ‘Copycat’ Film

February 22, 2016 – In The News
The Hollywood Reporter

Lincoln Bandlow was featured in The Hollywood Reporter article, “Real-Life Rocky Sues Over 'Copycat' Film.” Full text can be found in the February 22, 2016, issue, but a synopsis is below.

The former heavy weight boxer Chuck Wepner, whose life story inspired the creation of the motion picture Rocky, is suing Mary Aloe over claims that “she was entrusted with confidential and proprietary information while attempting to secure financing for the film and used it to create a copycat project.”

Fox Rothschild’s Lincoln Bandlow is representing Wepner in the lawsuit.

“We were certainly shocked to find out about the competing project and we are more than prepared to do everything we can to rectify the situation,” said Bandlow. “This is his legacy and his story, and for someone to try to muck that up is just really sad.”

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