Friday, September 4, 2009

Tupac's Estate Seeking Millions Over Movie

Lawyers for Amaru Entertainment won big in a California court on Tuesday (September 1) when a judge ruled in their favor to uphold a cross-complaint for "tortious international interference" against Morgan Creek Productions, says PRNewswire.

"We are pleased with the court's ruling yesterday morning," Amaru's attorney Skip Miller said yesterday (September 2). "It supports our claim that Morgan Creek tortiously interfered with the making of the Tupac Shakur movie. I look forward to trying this case and have the jury decide the matter. Morgan Creek has a history of bullying people into giving them rights they did not acquire. This time, they picked on the wrong people."

The dispute over the movie began when Morgan Creek filed suit against Amaru earlier this year amid claims that the company "backed out of negotiations" for the film and was "refusing to honor and perform a contract of a production for a film based on the life of Tupac Shakur."

However, Amaru claimed there was never an agreement and accused Morgan Creek of using legal tactics as a way to bully their way one and scare away other potential film studios.

Superior Court judge Richard E. Rico agreed with Amaru, saying Morgan Creek interfered by making "intentional misrepresentations of fact to third-party studios claiming to own the film rights and threatening them to back off on further negotiations with Amaru Entertainment."

A trial date has now been set for April 13, 2010.

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