‘Godzilla’ Lawsuit: Court Rejects Legendary's Latest Move

'Godzilla' Lawsuit: Court Rejects Legendary's Latest Move

Legendary argues that latest court ruling won't detour their efforts

A California state appellate court rejected Legendary's latest motion in an ongoing lawsuit with producers Roy Lee and Dan Lin, affirming a lower court ruling that the case would not be settled in arbitration.

Legendary previously filed a motion claiming there was a clause in a contract that stipulated arbitration, but neither a lower court nor this appellate court agreed.

“Substantial evidence supports the trial court's finding that the parties never had a written agreement to arbitrate their dispute,” the appellate court found.

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Legendary sued Lee, Lin and producer Doug Davidson last January to kick them off the movie. Lee and Lin then countersued, arguing they had been working on the project since 2009 and helped Legendary secure the rights.

With the movie two months from opening, this latest ruling ensures that the legal drama — which pits Legendary against two producers housed at its former home, Warner Bros. — will continue.

Legendary responded with the following statement:

“The Court of Appeals decision today decided nothing more than where Legendary's dispute with Roy Lee and Dan Lin will be litigated. Irrespective of the location of the forum, Legendary is confident it will prevail on the merits of the case, for which this recent ruling has no bearing whatsoever.”

  • Benjamin Roussey

    Dam that is a big beast. Wow.

  • Benjamin Roussey

    That is almost as big as Obama's national debt.

    • Benjamin Roussey

      The debt was $10.626 trillion on the day Mr. Obama took office. The latest
      calculation from Treasury shows the debt has now hit $17.4 trillion.

      It's the most rapid increase in the debt under any U.S. president.

      The national debt increased $4.9 trillion during the eight-year presidency of
      George W. Bush. The debt now is rising at a pace to surpass that amount during
      Mr. Obama's four-year term.

  • Benjamin Roussey

    Do you know why jobs
    continue to leave liberal states for conservative ones? Because conservatives
    and conservative states are business friendly. As long as black people continue to complain about life
    (just like Arabs continue to complain about America) they will continue to
    suffer, leave their families, drop out of school, not accomplish much, and not
    focus on being successful.

    • Atlasshruggedmyass

      What in the hell does this article have up do with black people
      And Arabs?!