1/25/2011

Screenwriter ordered to pay $900,000 to "Monster in Law" producers, after they defeated her copyright infringement claim

The producers of the Jennifer Lopez/Jane Fonda movie "Monster in Law," have emerged victorious from a lawsuit that alleged that the movie infringed the copyright to a screenplay titled "When Mom Is the Other Woman" written by Sheri Gilbert. The defendants' victory goes considerably beyond defeating  Gilbert's copyright infringement claim. It includes an order that requires Gilbert to pay the producers almost $900,000 for the attorneys' fees they incurred in their successful defense of her claim. The court's order is commented on (and linked to) by Eriq Gardner in THR,Esq.