'Hurt Locker' Suit Will Likely Move Forward

Law360, Los Angeles (August 8, 2011, 10:57 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge overseeing a U.S. Army veteran’s suit claiming Summit Entertainment LLC and others turned his life into the film "The Hurt Locker" said Monday she would likely dismiss claims for breach of contract and fraud but retain a right of publicity claim.

“Although there are some differences between plaintiff’s life and the movie, plaintiff has provided a sufficient prima facie showing” that the defendants misappropriated his identity, U.S. District Judge Jacqueline Nguyen wrote in a tentative decision released before a hearing. “It is...
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