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Legal victory for photographer vs. corporate infringer, US District Court

I posted previously I was going to trial, and now there is a verdict (issued Feb. 15th, 2008). Federal District Court Judge Ann D. Montgomery ruled Vilana Financial, Inc. stole photos from my website, published them, then forged a sales agreement and lied about the source of the images. I was awarded $19,462.00 in a combination of actual and statutory damages, including for removal of copyright management information (Gregerson v. Vilana Financial, et al. 06-cv-01164, D. Minn.). I defeated six claims against me for appropriation of name and likeness, defamation, and trademark infringement, and others. I represented myself in the two+ years of litigation. The details of the lawsuit are on my website. Gregerson v. Vilana Financial, Inc.

—Chris Gregerson

by Chris Gregerson at 2008-03-03 21:10:59 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) Minneapolis , United States | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Thanks for posting this.

by [former member] | 04 Mar 2008 14:03 | Boston, United States | | Report spam→
well done you. Congrats and thanks.

by Con O'Donoghue | 04 Mar 2008 14:03 | Barcelona, Spain | | Report spam→

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Chris Gregerson, stock photographer Chris Gregerson
stock photographer
Minneapolis , United States ( MPS )
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Photographer
Dublin , Ireland


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