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Judge Tosses Lawsuit Over National Geographic Channel Reality Show

11 Sep 2012 4:34 PM | Anonymous
Rock stabilization company Janod Inc.'s lawsuit over its portrayal on a reality television show came crumbling down yesterday, with a ruling from a Washington federal judge dismissing the case for lack of jurisdiction. Janod was featured on the National Geographic Channel show "Rock Stars," which chronicled its work trying to stop rock slides. In November, Janod sued National Geographic and the production company behind the show, Echo Entertainment, Inc., claiming they were denied the right to remove "negative" content from the show as agreed to in the contract. The company settled with National Geographic a few weeks after filing the lawsuit, but pursued claims against Echo. In an opinion (PDF) yesterday, U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan found that Janod failed to show that the case had enough ties to Washington to keep the case in a local court. The Blog of Legal Times. Read More.

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