A Second Circuit panel has upheld the dismissal of a copyright lawsuit from a former collaborator of Jerry Seinfeld, who claimed to have come up with the idea for the hit series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.”

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled in a summary order Thursday that Christian Charles, a writer and director who worked with Seinfeld on the show’s pilot, had waited too long to file his suit under the three-year statute of limitations for copyright infringement claims.

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