Media company bosses seek dismissal of £320 million Spinal Tap lawsuit

Forget an 11. This one is now up to at least 18.

Earlier this month, This Is Spinal Tap co-creators Christopher Guest and Michael McKean, along with the 1984 film’s director Rob Reiner, joined Harry Shearer in a lawsuit that alleges they’ve been denied as much as $400 million in contingent compensation from Vivendi and StudioCanal.

On Tuesday, the defendants filed a scathing motion to dismiss, presenting an issue — standing — we highlighted in our earlier story.

Read more:
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/vivendi-demands-spinal-tap-members-be-ousted-lawsuit-absurdly-claiming-400m-damages-981572

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