Court rejects NRA's attempt to halt discovery in copyright dispute

November 14, 2018 – Federal magistrate judge Theresa Carroll Buchanan held a hearing today in firm client Anish Kapoor's copyright infringement case against the National Rifle Association.  Judge Buchanan scheduled the hearing to consider management of pre-trial matters relating to the case.  At that hearing, the NRA sought to prevent all discovery in the case and also wanted leave to file seriatim summary judgment motions.  The court agreed with the arguments of firm partner David Given that Kapoor should be permitted to launch his discovery on the NRA right away, and formally adopted Kapoor's position on that matter.  In her order issued later that day, Judge Buchanan set a series of deadlines and protocols for the management of the case before trial.  Kapoor has commenced his discovery against the NRA by demanding documents pertaining to its use of an image of Kapoor's "Cloud Gate" sculpture without his agreement in a fundraising video.

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