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Case Number: 1:19-cv-04977-JPC
Judge: John P. Cronan
Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (New York County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: Larry Klayman
Defendant's Attorney: Elizabeth A. McNamara, Eric Joel Feder, Lisa Beth Zaycherman, Richard Fan Stern Strom
Description: New York, New York personal injury lawyer represented former Alabama Senator Roy Moore who sued Sacha Baron Cohen for tricking him into being interviewed and being lampooned for sexual misconduct accusations made against him.
Defendant moved for summary judgment claiming that Moore signed an unambiguous contract language barred suit by Moore for use of the video of the interview to lampoon him.
"Moore had been told he was receiving an award for supporting Israel. But in the segment, Baron Cohen appeared as a faux counterterrorism instructor “Col. Erran Morad,” discussing bogus military technology, including a supposed pedophile detector. In the segment, the device beeped repeatedly as it got near Moore, who sat stone-faced." New York Times
Outcome: 07/13/2021 150 OPINION AND ORDER re: 111 MOTION for Summary Judgment . filed by Showtime, Inc., Sacha Noam Baron Cohen, CBS Corporation. For the reasons set forth above, the Court grants summary judgment on all claims in favor of Defendants, and dismisses Plaintiffs' claims with prejudice. The Clerk of Court is respectfully directed to terminate the motion pending on Docket Number 111 and close this case. (Signed by Judge John P. Cronan on 7/13/2021) (nb) (Entered: 07/13/2021)
07/13/2021 Terminate Transcript Deadlines (nb) (Entered: 07/13/2021)
07/13/2021 151 FILING ERROR - NO ORDER/JUDGMENT SELECTED FOR APPEAL - NOTICE OF APPEAL. Document filed by Kayla Moore, Roy Stewart Moore. Filing fee $ 505.00, receipt number ANYSDC-24786422. Form C and Form D are due within 14 days to the Court of Appeals, Second Circuit..(Klayman, Larry) Modified on 7/13/2021 (nd). (Entered: 07/13/2021)
07/13/2021 ***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY REGARDING DEFICIENT APPEAL. Notice to attorney Klayman, Larry to RE-FILE Document No. 151 Notice of Appeal.. The filing is deficient for the following reason(s): the order/judgment being appealed was not selected;. Re-file the appeal using the event type Corrected Notice of Appeal found under the event list Appeal Documents - attach the correct signed PDF - select the correct named filer/filers - select the correct order/judgment being appealed. (nd) (Entered: 07/13/2021)
07/13/2021 152 CORRECTED NOTICE OF APPEAL re: 151 Notice of Appeal, 150 Memorandum & Opinion,. Document filed by Kayla Moore, Roy Stewart Moore..(Klayman, Larry) (Entered: 07/13/2021)
07/13/2021 Appeal Fee Paid electronically via Pay.gov: for 152 Corrected Notice of Appeal. Filing fee $ 505.00. Pay.gov receipt number ANYSDC-24786422, paid on 7/13/2021. (tp) (Entered: 07/13/2021)
07/13/2021 Transmission of Notice of Appeal and Certified Copy of Docket Sheet to US Court of Appeals re: 152 Corrected Notice of Appeal. (tp) (Entered: 07/13/2021)
07/13/2021 Appeal Record Sent to USCA (Electronic File). Certified Indexed record on Appeal Electronic Files for 152 Corrected Notice of Appeal filed by Kayla Moore, Roy Stewart Moore were transmitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals. (tp) (Entered: 07/13/2021)
Motion for summary judgment granted.