Michael Moore is sued by disabled vet
The NY Post reports that Michael Moore has been sued for $85 million by Sgt. Peter Damon. Damon was seriously injured in Iraq and wound up with both hands amputated. Moore (without Damon's consent) incorporated footage of an interview Damon gave NBC.
I don't do Intellectual Property law, but sounds like he has a case -- unless NBC got him to sign a wide-open release allowing them to do anything with the footage. From what I understand, that's rare. NBC is going to look after covering themselves -- if someone later buys rights to the footage, they have to look up the person filmed and get his permission for their use.
Moore has more than just that one suit coming. He also used footage (obtained under unknown conditions) of a funeral at Arlington with grieving wife. Not to mention that he took a newspaper's letter to the editor (Google for Moore and Pantograph, the name of the paper) and re-typeset it as a headline story.