IPNews® – The Ninth Circuit ruled Thursday that Marilyn Monroe’s estate cannot claim a posthumous California state law right of publicity for the famed actress’s likeness.

The estate has argued for decades in various other proceedings that Monroe was living in New York when she died, not California, so New York law must govern based on the principal of judicial estoppel, the appeals court said. The estate’s efforts failed despite a 2007 amendment to California’s right of publicity law that was specifically designed to get around a lower court’s prior decision against the estate. To continue reading, click: Ninth Circuit Shuts Down Marilyn Monroe Estate’s Likeness Claims