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Muhammed Ali Photographs Trigger Brawl and Possible Conflict With Press Asked To Identify Itself

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
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SDNY COURTHOUSE, June 24 –    Michael Gaffney was Muhammed Ali's personal photographer from 1977 through 1978. Now there is a lawsuit to assert the copyright to the photographs. In the case of Gaffney v. Muhammad Ali Enterprises, Inner City Press on June 24 went cover it.

First it was asked to identify itself, and said, "A member of the press, not a participant."   

Then a question: "Which publication?"

Would this happen in an open courtroom?  

  Counsel for photographer Gaffney had amended the Complaint to include LVMH, parent of TAG watch company which put out a Muhammed Ali commemorative watch selling for $3000, misusing photos, he says. 

   U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Magistrate Judge Ona T. Wang said she has a good friend in LVHM's media office; she said she'll tag the issue.

A participant said he didn't see any conflict but left it to Judge Wang. She explained she wouldn't want to be involved if her friend got deposed and there was a discovery dispute. She said she'd inquiry into it. 

At 4:15 pm Judge Wang said, I have another proceeding in 15 minutes.

But there was nothing listed at 4:30 pm in Calendar Events on PACER. Soon, at 4:21 pm, the proceeding was over.

The case is Gaffney v. Muhammad Ali Enterprises LLC et al., 18-cv-8770 (Daniels / Wang). 


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