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Augstein v. Leslie
Citation:2012 WL 4928914
While musician Ryan Leslie (defendant) was on tour in Germany, his laptop computer was stolen. Leslie’s laptop contained valuable intellectual property related to his music. Through news articles and his social media accounts, Leslie offered $20,000 for the return of his laptop. He later increased his offer to $1 million. Armin Augstein (plaintiff) returned Leslie’s laptop to the police in Germany. Leslie refused to pay the $1 million because the intellectual property was not present on the laptop’s hard drive. Augstein sued Leslie to collect the $1 million.
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