Spat Over Dick Tracy Rights Belongs In Calif.: Beatty

Law360, New York (May 11, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Actor Warren Beatty has asked the bankruptcy court overseeing Chapter 11 proceedings for Tribune Co. to dismiss an adversary suit brought by one of the media giant's subsidiaries over the rights to iconic detective character Dick Tracy because Beatty has already filed a similar suit in a California district court.

Filed Friday in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, the motion argues that subsidiary Tribune Media Services Inc. chose the wrong venue and that the bankruptcy court lacks personal jurisdiction over Beatty....
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