Well, now we know there’s a movie named The Laundromat coming up on Netflix.
Mossack Fonseca is the Panamanian law firm implicated in the ‘Panama Papers’ incident.
The Laundromat is a Netflix movie based on a book about the firm. Gary Oldham plays Mossack, Antonio Banderas playes Fonseca, and Meryl Streep, the General Mattis of actors, plays someone allegedly victimized by one of the law firm’s activities.
Not intimidated by the Streisand Effect, or the First Amendment, Mossack Fonseca has sued Netflix for libel, false light, trademark dilution (eyes roll emoji), and federal false advertising. Scanning the complaint very quickly, I see a “Fred and Ginger” artistic relevance issue for the trademark clause, and many issues with the false advertising cause – a Lexmark problem for starters.
note – this case has been transferred from the District of Connecticut, to the Central District of California.[embeddoc url=”https://www.schwimmerlegal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/833/2019/10/mossack-v-netflix-1.pdf” download=”all”]