Jerry Seinfeld has won a copyright lawsuit from a former collaborator who claimed to have come up with the idea for the hit series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.”

U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan of the Southern District of New York ruled Monday that the suit by Christian Charles, a writer and director who worked with Seinfeld on the show’s pilot, was barred under the three-year statute of limitations for copyright infringement claims.

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