Ana de Armas fan lawsuit puts studios
at risk for misleading trailers
Movie studios can be sued under deceptive advertising
laws if they post misleading movie trailers
US District Judge Stephen Wilson has ruled in a case about "Last Day,"
the near-international 2019 movie without the Beatles.
Two fans of Ana de Armas filed a lawsuit in January, claiming they had rented
the film after seeing de Armas in the trailer
Usual tried to dismiss the lawsuit, arguing that movie trailers are entitled to
high security below first modification
The studio's lawyers argued that a
trailer is an "expressive and artistic work"
that tells a three-minute story that conveys the
theme of the film
But Wilson rejected that argument, finding that a trailer is
commercial speech and subject to California's false advertising law
"It's commonplace that trailers involve some creativity and editorial discretion,
but this creativity doesn't make up for the industrial
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