'Monster In Law' RICO Claims Survive Dismissal Bid

Law360, New York (April 7, 2010, 1:19 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has refused to throw out a North Carolina woman's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act claims in a suit accusing New Line Cinema Corp. and nearly three dozen entertainment companies, actors and others of stealing her screenplay and turning it into the 2005 movie “Monster in Law.”

Judge R. Gary Klausner of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on Monday denied the defendants' motion to dismiss the RICO claims, ruling that adjudication of the claims will be reserved until...
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