Jerry Seinfeld and wife's publisher defeat defamation and idea submission claims by cookbook author

Jerry Seinfeld has defeated a defamation claim filed against him by Missy Lapine, the author of The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids’ Favorite Meals. At the same time, HarperCollins defeated Lapine's claim that it breached an implied contract by publishing Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food written by Sienfeld's wife Jessica. The decision of the New York state court in which these claims were rejected is reported upon (and linked to) in Loeb & Loeb's IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update.