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New Line Wins Round One

Voronwë_the_Faithful
Valinor

Jun 29 2008, 4:14pm


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Well, it looks like my take on the demurrer that New Line filed in the case filed against it by the Tolkien family and publisher was pretty darn accurate. The court sustained the demurrer with leave to amend within 20 days. The court explicitly held that the allegations in the Complaint support nothing more than a breach of contract cause of action. Assuming that the plaintiffs are unable to satisfactorily amend the complaint to assert new allegations that support the fraud and/or breach of fiduciary duty causes of action (a virtual impossibility), those causes of action are out, and New Line is protected from the possibility of an award of punitive damages.

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Subject User Time
New Line Wins Round One Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Jun 29 2008, 4:14pm
    Well done! Eledhwen Send a private message to Eledhwen Jun 29 2008, 5:00pm
    Okay the only thing so far, that has been decided is, no punitive damages. Woodyend Send a private message to Woodyend Jun 29 2008, 5:12pm
        You are all welcome Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Jun 29 2008, 9:46pm
    Thanks man... Compa_Mighty Send a private message to Compa_Mighty Jun 29 2008, 5:58pm
        Maybe just that one little thing(?)... mwirkk Send a private message to mwirkk Jun 29 2008, 10:27pm
            My best guess Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Jun 29 2008, 10:39pm
                You beat me VtF... :) mwirkk Send a private message to mwirkk Jun 29 2008, 11:17pm
                    Here Ya Go! Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Jun 30 2008, 12:42am
    Oops forgot to add my thanks as well. Woodyend Send a private message to Woodyend Jun 29 2008, 6:09pm
    Thank you for keeping us updated! Peredhil lover Send a private message to Peredhil lover Jun 29 2008, 7:00pm
    I hereby dub thee "Legal Eagle Sibbie" *PWANG!* grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jun 30 2008, 1:23am
        It's an honor ... Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Jun 30 2008, 5:01am
            Thank you StillCrazy Send a private message to StillCrazy Jun 30 2008, 5:26am
        It's strange how... mwirkk Send a private message to mwirkk Jun 30 2008, 6:07am
    Gold stars for you VtF :D Elven Send a private message to Elven Jun 30 2008, 4:32am
        Not Sure Whether They Will Amend Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Jun 30 2008, 4:59am
            Thanks for answering that VTF ... here are another list of disgruntled ... and a quote from Warners ... Elven Send a private message to Elven Jul 2 2008, 7:22am
                Thanks, Elven! Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Jul 2 2008, 1:35pm
                    I find the audit interesting .. Elven Send a private message to Elven Jul 2 2008, 3:54pm

 
 
 

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