Craig Smith Quoted in Mass Lawyers Weekly Article: “SJC asked to weigh in on models’ suit against strip club”

  • December 28, 2023

Partner Craig R. Smith was quoted in the December 26th Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article, “SJC asked to weigh in on models’ suit against strip club.”

A federal judge in Boston has reached out to the Supreme Judicial Court for help in deciding how the state’s discovery rule should apply to the question of the timeliness of tort claims brought by professional models who allege their photographs were used without their permission in a Stoughton strip club’s Facebook ads…

Boston IP lawyer Craig R. Smith says Gorton’s original summary judgment order was “probably correct.”

“The plaintiffs have the burden of putting forth evidence that suggests that the [discovery rule] exception applies,” Smith says. “There didn’t seem to me to be evidence to support the application of the exception.”

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