Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Wednesday, April 5, 2006

Supreme Court Denies Cert in "Veggie Tales" Lawsuit

The Supreme Court has refused to hear the appeal in Lyrick Studios v. Big Idea Productions (05-932), leaving in place the 5th Circuit opinion handed down in August of last year. The parties had argued over the right to sell and distribute products, including DVDs, from the wildly popular "Veggie Tales", a Christian themed series of shows for children. In its decision, the 5th Circuit found that "no sufficient writing" existed to create a formal contract between the parties, even though they had engaged in negotiations for years.

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