No. 88-6677.

919 F.2d 1353 (1990)

Lou SHAW; Eastborne Productions, Inc., Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. Richard LINDHEIM; Michael Sloan; Universal City Studios, Inc.; Columbia Broadcasting Systems; MCA Television, Ltd., Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Decided July 17, 1990.

As Amended on Denial of Rehearing and Rehearing November 23, 1990.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Richard D. Aldrich, Westlake Village, Cal., and Marc J. Poster, Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland, Beverly Hills, Cal., for plaintiffs-appellants.

Louis P. Petrich, Leopold, Petrich & Smith, Los Angeles, Cal., for defendants-appellees.

Before ALARCON, BRUNETTI and O'SCANNLAIN, Circuit Judges.

As Amended on Denial of Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc November 23, 1990.

ALARCON, Circuit Judge:

Lou Shaw and Eastbourne Productions, Inc. (Shaw) appeal from a grant of summary judgment in favor of Richard Lindheim, Michael Sloan, and three entertainment corporations (defendants). On appeal, Shaw argues that the district court erred in finding that, as a matter of law, there was no substantial similarity between his script entitled "The Equalizer" and defendants...


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