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Myskina v. Conde Nast Publications, Inc.
Myskina agreed to do a nude photoshoot with GQ on the condition that the photographs were only published for the magazine. An editor with Conde Nast Publications, Inc. (Conde Nast), solicited Myskina to model for the magazine. Before completing the photoshoot for GQ, Myskine signed a release that did not contain a merger clause and did not restrict the publication of the photographs. After the main photoshoot, the photographer took additional photographs of Myskina, and according to Myskina, the photographer agreed not to publish the photographs. Myskine sued COnde Nast and the photographer for breach of contract when the photographs were published in another magazine. Conde Nast and Seliger, the photographer, moved for summary judgment.
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