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Miller v. Collectors Universe, Inc., G036432

In case involving claims of unauthorized use of a name, multi-million dollar verdict for plaintiff which was premised upon a ruling in limine erroneously interpreting and applying Civil Code section 3344(a) is reversed where plaintiff had but a single cause of action for wrongful appropriation of his name, thereby limiting his statutory damages to $750.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/30/2007
  • Published 08/30/2007



  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellees:
  • Boudreau, Albert & Wohlfeil, Joel R. Wohlfeil, Andrew S. Albert;  Ross, Dixon & Bell, and Jon R. Williams for Plaintiff, Cross-defendant and Appellant., Attlesey & Thomlinson, Keith A. Attlesey, Suzanne M. Shaw;  and Armen R. Vartian for Defendant, Cross-complainant and Appellant.
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