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Judge Griesa Declares Forthcoming Emma Thompson Film “Effie” Not Infringing of Play Based on Same Historical Events

Emma Thompson and her husband, Greg Wise, wrote a screenplay about the love triangle between John Ruskin – an influential art critic of the Victorian era – his teenage bride,  Euphemia (“Effie”)  Gray, and John Everett Millais, Ruskin’s protégé. That screenplay has since been turned into a movie – Effie – starring Thompson, Wise, Dakota Fanning, … Continue Reading

Judge Oetken Allows Art Authenticator to Proceed With Defamation Claims Concerning New Yorker Article

In a 65-page opinion issued today, Judge Oetken allowed Peter Paul Biro, who is known for art authentication through fingerprint analysis, to proceed with certain of his defamation and related claims arising from a July 2010 New Yorker article raising questions about him. The article itself is appended to the decision. The defendants had moved … Continue Reading