Articles Posted in Entertainment & Sports Law

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This case required the Supreme Court to decide whether filmmakers receiving tax credits from the State of Iowa under the State's tax credit program could enjoin the State from releasing summaries of their films' final budgets to the public. The district court determined they could. The Supreme Court reversed, holding (1) the budget summaries do not qualify as trade secrets under Iowa Code 22.7(3); (2) the budget summaries cannot be considered "reports to governmental agencies which, if released, would give advantage to competitors and serve no public purpose" under Iowa Code 22.7(6); and (3) the filmmakers failed to meet Iowa Code 22.8's requirements for injunctive relief by demonstrating disclosure would not be in the public interest and would substantially and irreparably injure any person or persons. Remanded. View "Iowa Film Prod. Servs. v. Iowa Dep't of Econ. Dev." on Justia Law