This is the Empire litigation case where our client had sued the creators and distributors of Empire for copyright infringement relating to his years-old episodic television treatment called King Solomon over the similarities between it and the Empire series. His case was dismissed at the trial level. We argued his appeal for him to the federal appeals court, and against one of the largest law firms in the world, we won the appeal and got his case reinstated. One of the judges wrote a concurrence in our appeal addressing the intersection of race and copyright in copyright cases in Hollywood. This case is another example of our efforts to protect content creators against infringement.
Jon Astor-White v. Daniel Strong