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Yoko Ono’s Injunction Request Denied in Federal ‘Expelled’ Case

Publication Date: 
June 02, 2008
Source: 
The Wall Street Journal Law Blog
Author: 
Dan Slater

Lecturer in Law Anthony Falzone is mentioned in The Wall Street Journal Law Blog in the context of today’s decision, authored by the SDNY’s Sidney Stein, in the case of Yoko Ono versus Premise Media, the producer of the film “Expelled.” The opinion denies Yoko Ono's preliminary injunction motion. A clip from the song "Imagine" by John Lennon had prompted Yoko Ono to sue Premise:

The purpose of using the clip, according to Premise’s lawyer, Stanford’s Anthony Falzone, is to criticize the song’s “overtly anti-religious message” as “dangerously naive.”