Photo Attorney

Jul 14, 2009

Garcia Files Motion to Intervene in Fairey/AP Lawsuit

Last week, Mannie Garcia, the photographer who took the photo of Obama that was used for the "Hope" poster, filed a motion to intervene as a defendant in the lawsuit between Fairey and the AP. He's claiming that he owns the photo - not the Associated Press. He wants the right to file cross-claims (against AP) and counter-claims (against Fairey).

Such motions are granted as long as they are timely and won't "prejudice" (damage or bias) the parties and when the movant's rights will be impaired if he isn't part of the lawsuit. It's going to get interesting!

Thanks to Mike Ray for submitting this topic and motion.