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‘Lord of the Rings’ lawsuit: Judge sends case to jury

June 4, 2009 at 11:09 am by xoanon  - 

On Tuesday, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge decided that a lawsuit filed by J.R.R. Tolkien’s heirs against New Line Cinema should be brought before a jury. In the suit, filed in February 2008, The Tolkien Trust claims New Line owes them at least $220 million of the profits collected from Peter Jackson’s film trilogy (a 1969 contract promises the author’s heirs 7.5 percent of gross receipts from films and other related products). The case will go to trial Oct. 19. ‘Lord of the Rings’ lawsuit: Judge sends case to jury

Posted in Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, Studios on June 4, 2009 by

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