William Link and Richard Levinson say it took 45 years to receive their first accounting statement for the acclaimed detective show. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Alan Rosenfield on Thursday decided that the creators of the 1970s show Columbo sufficiently pleaded contract and fraud claims against Universal City Studios. Columbo producers William Link and the […]
Remember when episodes of Columbo would start with a cleverly planned and, er, executed killing in which the perp took great pains in trying to throw the cops off his trail? Well, the creators of that iconic NBC crime drama starring Peter Falk are suing Universal over what they claim is not deliberate elusiveness but merely choosing not to pay them what was owed.
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A California judge overseeing Sylvester Stallone’s suit accusing Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. of concealing his “Demolition Man” revenue share ordered the studio Wednesday to provide documents for the film’s other profit participants, saying the information is necessary for the actor to fully litigate his claims. Wednesday’s decision by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge John […]
One On One With Richard Simmons’ Attorney Neville Johnson; Lawsuit filed over tabloid report of transitioning
A judge will permit the actor to use his claims over ‘Demolition Man’ to explore how the studio’s accounting might amount to unfair business practices impacting consumers, other talent and other studios.