U.S. District Judge Terry Hatter has dismissed a $1-billion copyright infringement suit against the Walt Disney Co., Eastman Kodak Co. and entertainer Michael Jackson. The suit was filed in Los Angeles last year by Matthew Gentry, who claimed he had come up with the original concept that eventually became the Captain Eo attractions at Disneyland Walt Disney World. Gentry contended that he had proposed a Michael Jackson-in-3-D attraction to Jackson's representatives before Jackson's agreement to do it for Disney. But Hatter ruled that Gentry's claims were so weak that they presented "no serious questions."
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