AFP v. Morel: Both parties moving for summary judgment

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The high-profile case pitting freelance photographer Daniel Morel against Agence France-Presse and Getty Images is continuing, BJP understands, as all parties are now filling papers for summary judgment.

In US law, the purpose of summary judgment is to avoid unnecessary trials when the facts of the case are not in dispute. BJP has learnt that photographer Daniel Morel and AFP and Getty Images have until 05 April to file with the court their Joint Statement of Undisputed Material Facts.


Then, on 20 April, the court, led by Judge William H Pauley III, will convene to set a briefing schedule, which could lead to AFP’s and Getty Images’ defense to be dismissed, setting the stage for Morel to claim damages for the unauthorised used of his images.

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