Disney Federal Appellate Court Decisions

Patricia A. Johnson v. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc.

Filed: November 14, 2022


Court: US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Case Number: 21-12696

A. L. v. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc.

Filed: October 4, 2022


Court: US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Case Numbers: 16-12647, 17-10143, 17-10144, 17-10148, 17-10149, 17-10150, 17-10151, 17-10152, 17-10153, 17-10154, 17-10193, 17-10194, 17-10195, 17-10196, 17-10198, 17-10199, 17-10200, 17-10202, 17-10203 and 20-12720

K AND K PROMOTIONS, INC. V. WALT DISNEY STUDIOS

Filed: August 22, 2022


Court: US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Case Number: 21-16740

Kimberly Mallett v. Disney Enterprises

Filed: April 19, 2022


Court: US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Case Number: 22-1028

UNITED TRADEMARK HOLDINGS, INC v. DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.

Filed: February 24, 2022


Court: US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Case Number: 21-1056

Soto v. Disney Severance Pay Plan

Filed: February 16, 2022


Court: US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Case Number: 20-4081

CARLA MASTERSON V. THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

Filed: August 3, 2020


Court: US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Case Number: 19-55650

ARTHUR ALFRED, II V. THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

Filed: July 22, 2020


Court: US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Case Number: 19-55669

DENISE DANIELS V. THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

Filed: May 4, 2020


Court: US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Case Number: 18-55635

Copyright. The panel filed (1) an order amending its opinion, denying a petition for panel rehearing, and denying on behalf of the court a petition for rehearing en banc; and (2) an amended opinion affirming the district court’s dismissal of an action alleging copyright infringement by the Disney movie Inside Out of plaintiffs’ characters called The Moodsters. Affirming the denial of plaintiff’s claim under the Copyright Act, the panel held that The Moodsters, lightly…

Daniels v. The Walt Disney Co.

Filed: March 16, 2020


Court: US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Case Number: 18-55635

Copyright. The panel affirmed the district court’s dismissal of an action alleging copyright infringement by the Disney movie Inside Out of plaintiffs’ characters called The Moodsters. Affirming the denial of plaintiff’s claim under the Copyright Act, the panel held that The Moodsters, lightly sketched anthropomorphized characters representing human emotions, did not qualify for copyright protection because they lacked consistent, identifiable character traits and…

Diece-Lisa Industries, Inc. v. Disney Enterprises,

Filed: November 20, 2019


Court: US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Case Number: 17-41271

Diece-Lisa Industries, Inc. v. Disney Enterprises,

Filed: November 20, 2019


Court: US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Case Number: 17-41268

ESPLANADE PRODUCTIONS, INC. V. THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

Filed: April 24, 2019


Court: US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Case Number: 17-56775

JEREMIAH BALIK V. THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

Filed: August 21, 2018


Court: US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Case Number: 17-56066

A.L. v. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc.

Filed: August 17, 2018


Court: US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Case Numbers: 16-12647, 17-10143, 17-10144, 17-10148, 17-10149, 17-10150, 17-10151, 17-10152, 17-10153, 17-10154, 17-10193, 17-10194, 17-10195, 17-10196, 17-10198, 17-10199, 17-10200, 17-10202 and 17-10203

DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC. V. VIDANGEL, INC.

Filed: August 17, 2018


Court: US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Case Number: 17-56665

MUNEEFA ABDULLAH V. WALT DISNEY COMPANY

Filed: March 8, 2018


Court: US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Case Number: 16-55888

Michael Barth v. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Filed: September 8, 2017


Court: US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Case Number: 16-3593

DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC. V. VIDANGEL, INC.

Filed: August 24, 2017


Court: US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Case Number: 16-56843

Preliminary Injunction / Copyright. The panel affirmed the district court’s preliminary injunction against the defendant in an action under the Copyright Act and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Defendant VidAngel, Inc., operated an online streaming service that removed objectionable content from movies and television shows. VidAngel purchased physical discs containing copyrighted movies and television shows, decrypted the discs to “rip” a digital copy to a…

Sabrina Renee Brown v. The Walt Disney Studios

Filed: May 30, 2017


Court: US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Case Number: 17-1313