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The Three Stooges Stole My Life Story - Conclusion

Three Stooges Stole Life StoryWhat would you expect Boal to say in response to Sarver’s claims? You guessed it, Boal denies that the screenplay was based on Sarver. In fact, he told the LA Times that “William James is a fictional character that is the product of my imagination.”

Sarver felt otherwise. He sued the producers and Boal for a violation of the right of publicity, claiming that the movie improperly used his likeness.

The complaint was dismissed per California’s anti-SLAPP statute (Anti-Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) and…

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  • Above the Law
  • May 18, 2016

The Three Stooges Stole My Life Story

Three Stooges Stole Life StoryWhen my son Jack was six years old, he went to a birthday party for a girl in his class. The girl had a Barbie house and when Jack saw it he said, “With only about 200 changes, that Barbie house could be an army base.”

Jack isn’t a judge, but his transformative skills would qualify him to decide right of publicity cases for the Ninth Circuit. But I’m getting ahead of myself.

Let’s start with introductions. Jack meet Jeff. Jeff meet Jack.

Jeff…

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  • Above the Law
  • May 11, 2016

The Dangers of Happy Meals and Clogged Congressional Arteries

Abby Honeycutt, Pepperdine studentAbby Honeycutt, a student in Jon Pfeiffer’s Spring 2016 Mass Communication Law class at Pepperdine University, wrote the following essay in response to the prompt: “The freedoms of speech and press are sometimes at conflict with the right of privacy in instances such as when the newspaper publicizes personal facts about a public figure or when one person spreads a rumor about another. In cases where one right must take priority over the other, which one would you sacrifice and why?”

Few lines of melody are…

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  • Pepperdine Student Comments
  • May 04, 2016

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