“Spinal Tap” Owners Demand Dismissal of $400 Million Lawsuit

Vivendi is cranking their lawsuit up to an 11. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the owner of “This Is Spinal Tap” has fought back against the $400 lawsuit filed by the cult movie’s creators and stars. The media conglomerate asked for the lawsuit to be thrown out, stating that the plaintiffs have no rights to their work-for-hire material.

 

Actor Harry Shearer filed a $400 million lawsuit against Vivendi, saying that the company owed him royalties for the 1984 movie. Earlier this month, his co-stars and the movie’s co-creators Christopher Guest and Michael McKean joined him as plaintiffs. The film’s director Rob Reiner also signed on.

Read more:
http://www.jdjournal.com/2017/03/01/spinal-tap-owners-demand-dismissal-of-400-million-lawsuit/

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