Seinfeld wins Comedians in Cars lawsuit due to statute of limitations

U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan dismissed a lawsuit today by director Christian Charles against Jerry Seinfeld, arguing that Charles’s claims against Seinfeld over the copyright for Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee were filed too late. “Because Charles was on notice that his ownership claim had been repudiated since at least 2012, his infringement claim is time-barred,” Nathan wrote in her decision, adding: “His joint authorship claim is also time-barred for the same reasons.” “Jerry created Comedians in Cars and this lawsuit was nothing but a money-grab seeking to capitalize on the success of the show,” said Seinfeld’s attorney,...

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