Disney Federal District Court Decisions

Horizon Comics Productions Inc v. Marvel Entertainment LLC et al

Filed: March 27, 2017 as 1:2016cv02499
Court: New York Southern District Court
Defendant: Marvel Entertainment, LLC, Marvel Worldwide, Inc., Marvel Studios, LLC, DMG Entertainment LLC, MVL Film Finance, LLC, Paramount Pictures Corp., Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Inc., does 1-10
Plaintiff: Horizon Comics Productions Inc
Nature of Suit: Copyrights

OPINION AND ORDER: re: 35 MOTION to Dismiss the Complaint. filed by Marvel Worldwide, Inc., Marvel Entertainment, LLC, Paramount Pictures Corp., Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Inc., DMG Entertainment LLC, MVL Film Finance, LLC, Ma rvel Studios, LLC. For the foregoing reasons, Marvels motion to dismiss the complaint is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART. The Clerk of Court is directed to close the motion at Dkt. No. 35. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge J. Paul Oetken on…

Johnny Galvan v. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. et al

Filed: March 17, 2017 as 2:2017cv00323
Court: California Central District Court
Defendant: Does, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc.
Plaintiff: Johnny Galvan, Sandy Mumma, Stavros Patsalos
Nature of Suit: Other Contract

MINUTES (IN CHAMBERS) Order Granting Plaintiffs' Motion for Remand by Judge Andre Birotte Jr.: The Court finds Defendant has not established by a preponderance of the evidence that the amount in controversy in this case exceeds $75,000. Accordingly, the Court GRANTS Plaintiffs' Motion to Remand 15 . Case Remanded to Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BC642901. ( MD JS-6. Case Terminated. ) Court Reporter: N/A. (gk)

Plaintiff v. Defendant

Filed: February 8, 2017 as 1:2014cv00187
Court: Michigan Western District Court
Defendant: Plaintiff v. Defendant
Plaintiff: Plaintiff v. Defendant
Nature of Suit: Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974

OPINION AND ORDER reversing the denial of disability benefits; signed by District Judge Paul L. Maloney (Judge Paul L. Maloney, cmc)

Plaintiff v. Defendant

Filed: February 8, 2017 as 1:2014cv00187
Court: Michigan Western District Court
Defendant: Plaintiff v. Defendant
Plaintiff: Plaintiff v. Defendant
Nature of Suit: Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974

JUDGMENT; signed by District Judge Paul L. Maloney (Judge Paul L. Maloney, cmc)

Alexander Cabrera v. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc.

Filed: January 20, 2017 as 2:2016cv02393
Court: California Central District Court
Defendant: Does, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc.
Plaintiff: Alexander Cabrera

PROTECTIVE ORDER RE: NONDISCLOSURE OF CONFIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS AND INFORMATION by Magistrate Judge Jean P. Rosenbluth. (See Order for details) 30 , 31 (bem)

Plaintiff v. Defendant

Filed: January 4, 2017 as 6:2015cv01526
Court: Florida Middle District Court
Defendant: Plaintiff v. Defendant
Plaintiff: Plaintiff v. Defendant
Nature of Suit: Fair Labor Standards Act

ORDER adopting 67 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS re 56 Joint MOTION to Dismiss Without Prejudice filed by Jeffrey Topol. The Clerk is DIRECTED to close the file. Signed by Judge Paul G. Byron on 1/4/2017. (MMW)

Towers v. Iger et al

Filed: December 13, 2016 as 5:2015cv04609
Court: California Northern District Court
Defendant: Robert A. Iger, Alan Bergman, Edwin Catmull, James A. Rasulo, Thomas O. Staggs, Susan E. Arnold, John S. Chen, Jack Dorsey, Fred H. Langhammer, Aylwin B. Lewis, Monica C. Lozano, Robert W. Matschullat, Sheryl Sandberg, Orin C. Smith, Richard W. Cook, The Walt Disney Company
Plaintiff: Eugene F. Towers
Nature of Suit: Stockholders Suits

ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART 60 PLAINTIFF'S MOTION TO FILE UNDER SEAL. Signed by Judge Beth Labson Freeman on 12/13/2016. (blflc2S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/13/2016)

Banks v. Disney et al

Filed: November 30, 2016 as 1:2016cv23288
Court: Florida Southern District Court
Defendant: Disney, Disney Resorts, Orlando Police Department, Sean Longford, John Mina, Ronald Hopper, Danny Banks, CNN, Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI), United States Marshal Service, John Brennan, Barack Hussein Obama, Donald Trump, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Senate Select Intelligence Committee, Richard Burr, Paul Ryan, Central Intelligence Agency, Mark Hornak, Booz Allen Hamilton, Robert Cessar, City of Orlando, United States of America, Robert Werner
Plaintiff: Frederick Banks
Nature of Suit: Mandamus and Other

ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFF'S APPLICATION TO PROCEED WITHOUT PREPAYING FEES AND DISMISSING COMPLAINT denying 3 MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis filed by Frederick Banks. Closing Case. Motions terminated: 3 MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis filed by Frederick Banks. Signed by Judge Marcia G. Cooke on 11/30/2016. (tm) NOTICE: If there are sealed documents in this case, they may be unsealed after 1 year or as directed by Court Order, unless they…

Forsyth v. Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) et al

Filed: November 28, 2016 as 3:2016cv00935
Court: California Northern District Court
Defendant: Motion Picture Association of America, Inc., The Walt Disney Company, Paramount Pictures Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Universal City Studios LLC, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., National Association of Theatre Owners
Plaintiff: Timothy Forsyth
Nature of Suit: Other Fraud

STIPULATION AND ORDER 60 re Entry of Judgment and Defendants' Deadline to File Motion for Attorneys' Fees.Signed by Judge Richard Seeborg on 11/28/16. (cl, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/28/2016)

A.T.W. et al v. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc.

Filed: November 28, 2016 as 6:2014cv01917
Court: Florida Middle District Court
Defendant: Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc.
Plaintiff: A.T.W., T.L.R., T.W.R., R.C.R.
Nature of Suit: Americans with Disabilities - Other

ORDER adopting recommendation re: 68 Order on motion to extend time. The recommendation filed November 10, 2016 is ADOPTED and CONFIRMED and made a part of this Order. This case is DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE and the Clerk is directed to CLOSE the file. Signed by Judge Anne C. Conway on 11/28/2016. (JLC)

Sanrio, Inc. et al v. Ronnie Home Textile, Inc. et al

Filed: November 22, 2016 as 2:2014cv06369
Court: California Central District Court
Defendant: Kenneth J. Doeing, Does, QinQin Pan, Ronnie Home Textile, Inc.
Plaintiff: Disney Enterprises, Inc., Sanrio, Inc.
Nature of Suit: Copyrights

JUDGMENT AND PERMANENT INJUNCTION as to Defendants Kenneth J. Doeing a/k/a Kenneth James Doeing and QinQin Pan a/k/a PanQing Qing a/k/a Tiffany Qing a/k/a Tiffany Pan a/k/a Maria Pan by Judge Ronald S.W. Lew 80 . SEE DOCUMENT FOR FURTHER AND COMPLETE DETAILS. (jre)

Nitsch v. Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc. et al

Filed: November 11, 2016 as 3:2014cv04062
Court: California Northern District Court
Defendant: Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc., Pixar, Lucasfilm Ltd. LLC, The Walt Disney Company, Digital Domain 3.0, Inc., ImageMovers, ImageMovers Digital, Sony Pictures Animation, Sony Pictures Imageworks
Movant: David Wentworth
Plaintiff: Robert A. Nitsch, Jr.
Nature of Suit: Antitrust

Final Judgment as to Defendants Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc., Sony Pictures Animation Inc., and Blue Sky Studios Inc. Signed by Judge Lucy H. Koh on 11/11/16. (lhklc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/11/2016)

Nitsch v. Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc. et al

Filed: November 11, 2016 as 3:2014cv04062
Court: California Northern District Court
Defendant: Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc., Pixar, Lucasfilm Ltd. LLC, The Walt Disney Company, Digital Domain 3.0, Inc., ImageMovers, ImageMovers Digital, Sony Pictures Animation, Sony Pictures Imageworks
Movant: David Wentworth
Plaintiff: Robert A. Nitsch, Jr.
Nature of Suit: Antitrust

Order by Hon. Lucy H. Koh Granting 331 Motion for Attorney Fees.(lhklc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/11/2016)

Nitsch v. Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc. et al

Filed: November 11, 2016 as 3:2014cv04062
Court: California Northern District Court
Defendant: Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc., Pixar, Lucasfilm Ltd. LLC, The Walt Disney Company, Digital Domain 3.0, Inc., ImageMovers, ImageMovers Digital, Sony Pictures Animation, Sony Pictures Imageworks
Movant: David Wentworth
Plaintiff: Robert A. Nitsch, Jr.
Nature of Suit: Antitrust

Order by Hon. Lucy H. Koh Granting 336 Motion for Final Approval of Settlement with Sony Pictures Imageworks, Inc., Sony Pictures Animation Inc., and Blue Sky Studios Inc.(lhklc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/11/2016)

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation et al v. Brian House et al

Filed: October 19, 2016 as 2:2016cv01632
Court: California Central District Court
Defendant: Does, Brian House
Plaintiff: Disney Enterprises, Inc., Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.
Nature of Suit: Copyrights

CONSENT DECREE AND PERMANENT INJUNCTION by Judge Otis D. Wright, II in favor of plaintiffs Disney Enterprises, Inc., Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc. against defendant Brian House in the principal amount of $250,000.00. Each side shall bear its own fees and costs. ( MD JS-6. Case Terminated ) (lc)

Pamela Galliazzo et al v. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc.

Filed: October 7, 2016 as 8:2016cv01140
Court: California Central District Court
Defendant: Doe 1, Doe 2, Doe 3, Doe 4, Doe 5, Doe 6, Does, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc.
Plaintiff: Louis Galliazzo, Pamela Galliazzo
Nature of Suit: Other Personal Injury

ORDER RE: STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER by Magistrate Judge Karen E. Scott re Notice (Other), 21 . (see document for details). (dro)

Graff et al v. City of Tehachapi et al

Filed: September 16, 2016 as 1:2014cv00095
Court: California Eastern District Court
Defendant: City of Tehachapi, Jeff Kermode, Kevan Empry, Scott Kecham, Mike Christian
Plaintiff: Peter Graff, Rick Disney
Nature of Suit: Employment

MEMORANDUM ORDER DENYING 74 Defendants' Motion for Attorneys' Fees signed by Chief Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill on 9/15/2016. (Jessen, A)

Disney Enterprises, Inc. et al v. Yanxiang Chen et al

Filed: September 1, 2016 as 2:2016cv01614
Court: California Central District Court
Defendant: Yanxiang Chen, Does
Plaintiff: Disney Enterprises, Inc., Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.
Nature of Suit: Copyrights

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE WHY THIS CASE SHOULD NOT BE DISMISSED FOR LACK OF PROSECUTION by Judge George H. Wu. Response to Order to Show Cause due by 9/15/2016. (kss)

BARTH, et al. v. THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY, et al

Filed: August 29, 2016 as 2:2016cv02140
Court: Pennsylvania Eastern District Court
Defendant: THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY, WALT DISNEY PARKS AND RESORTS U.S., INC.
Plaintiff: MICHAEL BARTH, MAUREEN BARTH
Nature of Suit: Other Personal Injury

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER THAT DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO DISMISS IS GRANTED, AND PLAINTIFFS' COMPLAINT IS DISMISSED FOR LACK OF PERSONAL JURISDICTION. SIGNED BY HONORABLE ROBERT F. KELLY ON 8/29/16. 8/29/16 ENTERED & E-MAILED.(fdc)

BARTH, et al. v. THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY, et al

Filed: August 29, 2016 as 2:2016cv02140
Court: Pennsylvania Eastern District Court
Defendant: THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY, WALT DISNEY PARKS AND RESORTS U.S., INC.
Plaintiff: MICHAEL BARTH, MAUREEN BARTH
Nature of Suit: Other Personal Injury

MEMORANDUM AND OPINION. SIGNED BY HONORABLE ROBERT F. KELLY ON 8/29/16. 8/29/16 ENTERED & E-MAILED.(fdc)