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MGM & James Bond Producer End Copyright Lawsuit Against Universal

January 7, 2015Article
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EXCLUSIVE: It looks like everyone is shaken but not too stirred after all. Today, MGMand James Bond producer Danjaq filed for a dismissal of their copyright infringement lawsuit against Universal over the latter’s Section 6project (read the filing here). The legal action against screenwriter Aaron Berg over the World War 1 spy project is also “dismissed without prejudice,” said the paperwork submitted in federal court Wednesday. With the discovery process just ended, the case was set to go to trial on February 16, 2016.

“The Parties have resolved the matter to their satisfaction,”Aaron Moss of Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP told me today. Moss, Bert Fields, and Daniel Stone of the heavyweight firm represented Universal and Berg in the action. At least for now, this brings an end to a potential legal saga that started back in April last year.

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