Supreme Court Series: Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer, Inc.


Oral Argument: January 21, 2014 | Post-argument discussion cancelled due to weather
American University Washington College of Law


Decision: May 19, 2014
Argument: Transcript; Audio


Whether the nonstatutory defense of laches is available without restriction to bar all remedies for civil copyright claims filed within the three-year statute of limitations prescribed by Congress, 17 U.S.C. § 507(b).


Brief of petitioner Paula Petrella
Brief of respondents Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., et al.
Reply of petitioner Paula Petrella

Amicus Briefs:

Brief amici curiae of Southwestern Law Students Orly David, and Andrew Pruitt, and Professors Robert C. Lind and Michael M. Epstein
Brief amicus curiae of California Society of Entertainment Lawyers
Brief amici curiae of Professor Robin Feldman
Brief amici curiae of Authors Guild, Inc., et al.
Brief amici curiae of Douglas Laycock, et al.
Brief amicus curiae of Ralph Oman, Former Register of Copyrights of the United States
Brief amicus curiae of American Intellectual Property Law Association in support of neither party filed

SCOTUSblog Entry: Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer, Inc.