Lawsuit against American Girl by astronomer will proceed

U.S. District Judge James Peterson will allow a case against American Girl brought by a Chicago astronomer claiming the dollmaker appropriated her likeness, according to a report from the Wisconsin State Journal. The judge said he would allow Lucianne Walkowicz to pursue a false endorsement claim against American Girl related to its 2018 Girl of the Year doll.

Walkowicz claimed that by using features in its doll by which Walkowicz is identified, it’s implied that Walkowicz has endorsed American Girl’s use of Walkowicz’s likeness. 

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