Neil deGrasse Tyson Asks Court to End Ex-Business Partner's Copyright Lawsuit
The astrophysicist says his former business partner signed a release of claims when he sold his stake in Curved Light Productions.
Attorneys Merri Moken, Marc Antonecchia and Daniel Neustadt represented defendants Curved Light Productions LLC (CLP) and Neil deGrasse Tyson, who faced a copyright lawsuit from former business partner David Gamble. The defendants have asked the court to bring an end to the matter.
"Gamble’s ill-fated original Complaint asserted claims for fraud and breach of contract that Gamble ultimately withdrew based on documentary evidence known to Gamble, as author or recipient, that completely contradicted such claims," writes Ms. Moken.
"The re-packaged claims in the FAC suffer the same deficiency and from what appears to be Gamble’s selective rendition of the facts – none more telling than Gamble’s repeated references to the Membership Interest Purchase Agreement but his utter failure to disclose to the Court that such agreement contained Gamble’s broad and sweeping release of claims against CLP and Tyson."