Court Rejects Motion to Dismiss in Copyright Infringement and Breach of Contract Dispute Between Starz Entertainment and MGM

    On January 22, 2021, a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California denied defendant MGM’s motion to dismiss copyright infringement, breach of contract, and breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing claims brought by plaintiff Starz Entertainment in the matter of Starz Entertainment, LLC v. MGM Domestic Television Distribution, LLC.

    The dispute involves allegations that MGM breached 2013 and 2015 movie and television library licensing agreements by improperly licensing 340 movie titles to third-parties such as Amazon.

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