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Interlaw’s New York Partner Firm Advises Netflix on Successful Defamation Suit over ‘The Laundromat’ Film
Interlaw’s partner firm in New York, Pryor Cashman LLP, has successfully defended Netflix against claims its movie, ‘The Laundromat’ – which explored the Panama Papers scandal – defamed attorneys from the now-defunct firm Mossack Fonseca.
United States District Judge Consuelo B. Marshall said: "The court finds no reasonable viewer of the film would interpret the film as conveying 'assertions of objective fact,' particularly given the statement at the beginning of the film ‘Based on Actual Secrets,’ which sets the stage and the disclaimer at the end of the film that states the film is fictionalized for dramatization and is not intended to reflect any actual person or history."
Pryor Cashman has decades of experience representing production companies, film studios, networks, writers, celebrities, and other high-profile personalities. (Pictured: Tom Ferber, partner and part of the winning team at Pryor Cashman, New York).