I was sued along with another company for intellectual property rights of a synopsis of a film my company agreed to shoot for free. The plantiff was working for a third party when the synopsis was drafted and he is claiming now that is was his idea and is using the a he e-mailed everyone as his proof.. I* know he only transcribed it for the producer because I was present when he did it. It is two years later and he is suing us all for $2,000 in small claims court , but he has no contract with us for the document or registration of the synopsis with the WGAw (which we have) he was like a secretary. He has no proof of monetary damages but claims there was a verbal agreement? My company was brought in at the tail end of this... will a judge even be able to find any of us guilty?As a response to this I will provide you all the outcome of the case: The production company represented itself knowing that it had done nothing wrong. They provided two folders of documentation, witness statements, and a WGAw registration for the content actually in the film. Upon viewing the evidence in relation to his clients one e-mail that didn't even have a "written by" on it? The plaintiff's lawyer reduced his involvement from representing... to character witness. The Judge listened to less then 5 mins of testimony before throwing the case out. I appreciate all of the responses, it will help me and those I work with safe guard ourselves in the future... however boo to Mr. Burdick for his final rather rude response. I've now eliminated one Lawyer I will not do business with in the future, the rest of you however... very helpful and on my radar for future service.