Olivia de Havilland's Cert. Petition Denied by U.S. Supreme Court

Monday, January 07, 2019 - 5:00 pm PT

Today, the United States Supreme Court denied review of the California Court of Appeal decision in De Havilland v. FX Networks. This leaves in place the California appellate court's strong decision holding that the First Amendment bars the right of publicity and false light claims De Havilland brought aganst FX arising out of the use of her name, identity, and aspects of her life story in the docudrama Feud. For more on that decision, you can read my prior posting on the case at https://www.rightofpublicityroadmap.com/news-commentary/first-amendment-protects-use-olivia-de-havilland-feud-docudrama

 

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