News IMDb Actress Trial Delayed
posted on 2012-08-28 23:21 EDT
As a result of the death of John Dozier, the attorney representing actress Huong Hoang in her lawsuit against IMDb, the prospective January 7 trial date is in the process of being bumped to April 2013. Though his death was sudden, Dozier is said to have undergone open heart surgery, brain surgery, and dialysis for the last 18 months.
The case moved forward in court in March after the judge determined that IMDb's actions act constituted enough evidence for breach of contract to move past the preliminary stages of a trial.
Hoang originally filed the lawsuit in 2011 anonymously after IMDb posted her age based on credit card information from her subscription to the IMDbPro service. The Texas-based actress claims that she has experienced discrimination in Hollywood based on her true name (Huong Hoang) in the past and had chosen to conceal her name to prevent age discrimination. After signing up for a Pro account, IMDb used the information she provided for payment to locate personal information and update her corresponding profile page, thus revealing the age of the actress.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter