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Aerial Photographer Drops Lawsuit Against Utah School

The Complaint Against Wasatch Academy Has Been Dismissed

Last year, we reported on a case where photographer Peter Massini (“Massini”) filed a complaint against Wasatch Academy (“Wasatch”), a Utah boarding school. Massini claimed that Wasatch used his photograph on its website without his permission.

After our initial post, Wasatch never responded to the lawsuit with a formal filing. The Answer was due in November of 2021. As a result, on May 20, 2022, the court issued a Notice of Lack of Prosecution which ordered the Plaintiff to file a status report. Massini responded to this Notice by filing a Notice of Voluntary Dismissal and the case was dismissed with prejudice.

While we do not know the details of why the case was voluntary dismissed, it is possible that both parties reached an agreement in private. Either way, the dispute seems to have been resolved.