In an five-year battle over authorship of a major motion picture that grossed over $450 Million in box office sales, Baker Marquart, along with Quinn Emanuel, successfully defended Oscar-winning writers, directors and producers from claims of plagiarism and copyright infringement brought by aspiring writers. Baker Marquart first obtained summary judgment. Plaintiffs appealed and the Ninth Circuit remanded a portion of the case back to be tried before a jury. At stake were the reputations of two Oscar-winning creators accused of stealing an idea for one of their highest grossing films. After a two-week trial, the jury returned a unanimous verdict in favor of the defendants, solidifying their high regard within the industry.
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