News Arbitration Request Denied in Godzilla Remake's Lawsuit
posted on 2013-05-12 02:09 EDT
Superior Court Judge Abraham Kahn denied a request to move the lawsuit between Legendary Pictures and former Godzilla producers Roy Lee, Dan Lin, and Doug Davidson to arbitration on Friday.
Lee, Lin, and Davidson asked for a jury trial in their countersuit against production company Legendary Pictures. Legendary asserted that an arbitration clause in the 2011 draft contract states that any lawsuits will be handled in private court. However, the former producers asserted that the contract was never signed.
Judge Kahn ruled in favor of Lee, Lin, and Davidson, writing "The Court finds that opposing parties never impliedly or otherwise consented to the written arbitration provisions, based upon the substantial evidence filed in opposition."
The parties were ordered to make a deal by September 13 and present the agreement to the court on September 27.
Lin, Davison, and Lee are represented by lawyer Larry Stein. Legendary Pictures is represented by Dale Kinsella and Gregory Korn.