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MGM Settles James Bond Copyright Lawsuit Over Universal's 'Section 6'

January 7, 2015Article
Variety

MGM is dropping its lawsuit against Universal, endings its claim that U’s plans for a spy project called “Section 6” is a ripoff of the James Bond franchise.

Attorneys for the studios, as well as for the “Section 6” screenwriter Aaron Berg, filed a stipulation for dismissal in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on Wednesday. But the dismissal is without prejudice — meaning that similar claims could be filed again.

Details of the settlement were not disclosed, but the attorneys issued a statement that read, “The parties have resolved the matter to their satisfaction.” Robert Schwartz, attorney at O’Melveny & Myers, represented MGM and the longtime Bond producing entity, Danjaq. Aaron Moss and Bert Fields of Greenberg Glusker, represented Universal.

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