A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a copyright lawsuit against Frankie Valli and fellow “Four Seasons” band member Robert Gaudio over “Jersey Boys,” the popular musical about the band.
Donna Corbello sued Valli and Gaudio in 2011 for copyright infringement, claiming the musical was based in part on an unpublished autobiography of “Four Seasons” band member Thomas DeVito that her late husband ghost-wrote. She said she deserved to share in the profits from the musical’s success. (more…)
Criminal charges will be unsealed against a rookie police officer who fired into a darkened stairwell at a Brooklyn housing complex, accidentally killing a man who had been waiting for an elevator.
A lawyer says Officer Peter Liang was indicted by a grand jury in the November shooting death of 28-year-old Akai Gurley. It wasn’t clear what charges the grand jury considered. He could face a misdemeanor official misconduct, or manslaughter, a felony. A lawyer for Gurley’s family says the officer is expected in court Wednesday afternoon. (more…)
A federal appeals court says record-setting test pilot Chuck Yeager can sue a Utah gun safe company that named a line of safes after him.
The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruled Tuesday that the 91-year-old can sue Fort Knox Security Products over an oral agreement from the 1980s that allowed the use of his name and picture in exchange for free safes. (more…)