July 29, 2016
As described by Daily Journal, a Los Angeles Federal Judges states, “there are not enough similarities between the Home Box Office Inc. Show ‘Ballers’ and a script pitched to the network to merit a trial”. “Off Season,” written by plaintiffs Everette Silas and Sherri Littleton, alleged that “Ballers” was unlawfully similar to their works. U.S. District Judge George H. Wu granted the defendant’s motion to dismiss.
The Kelley Drye team of Lee S. Brenner, Sarah L. Cronin and Ken D. Kronstadt secured the dismissal on behalf of HBO, Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg.