ATLANTA (AP) - A nonprofit devoted to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s memory is seeking to move a dispute with the slain civil rights leader's estate from Georgia state court to federal court.
King's estate filed a complaint Aug. 28 in an Atlanta court asking a judge to stop The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change from using his image, likeness and memorabilia.
The estate is run by King's sons, Martin Luther King III and Dexter King, while The King Center is run by King's daughter, Bernice King.
The King Center said in a federal court filing this week the case belongs in federal court because it deals with federal copyright law. The filing also disputes the validity of a licensing agreement at issue in the estate's filing.