Magic Johnson Asks Judge To Seal All Evidence In Copyright Lawsuit

News & Views | Bené Viera | 02/14/2014 | 09:36 AM EST

Magic Johnson wants evidence for the lawsuit against him sealed due to his high profile celebrity status

Mo’ money, mo’ problems, or in Magic Johnson’s case, more lawsuits.


The NBA legend is being sued by Celebrity Cards International for copyright infringement. The company claims he broke an agreement to sell “Magic Card Cash” cards with them to sign a similar deal with the company’s competitor.


The lawsuit against Magic is for copyright infringement and unfair competition.


He denies the allegations, but as part of the ongoing case he’s had to give testimony, submit documents related to his business and sit for a video recorded deposition. He’s asked a judge to have all evidence sealed due to his life as a celebrity.


“Given Johnson’s status as a world-renowned celebrity, those recordings, transcripts and documents could be particularly susceptible to misuse if not adequately protected,” the court documents, obtained by Radar, claim. “Accordingly, the parties have met and conferred and agreed” to ask a judge to have them sealed.


The documents note that this is a standard request for high profile celebrities.

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