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Michael Porto, author of the self-published "Judas on Appeal," claims Philip Seymour Hoffman and Labyrinth Theater violated his copyright in presenting the play, "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot." Porto also sues Stephen Guirgis, Faber & Faber, and Dramatists Play Service, in Manhattan Federal Court.

Nadine Witkin sued her sister, Tamar Witkin-Marcus, in a dispute over rights to and income derived from pieces by their late father, the sculptor Isaac Witkin, in Manhattan Federal Court.

Nathaniel Tarver and Nu-Vision Entertainment, both of Birmingham, Ala., bounced a check to rent the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Jackson Hall for the play, "Let's Straighten It Out," the Center claims in Davidson County Court, Nashville.

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