Paramount Shakes Some Claims In $20M 'Hustle And Flow' Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (April 13, 2012, 2:38 PM EDT) -- A California state judge on Friday pared fraud claims from filmmaker John Singleton's $20 million lawsuit alleging Paramount Pictures Corp. reneged on a deal to finance two of his future film projects as part of its acquisition of the 2005 movie "Hustle and Flow."

Judge Amy D. Hogue nixed Singleton's claims for fraudulent concealment and rescission for fraudulent concealment, saying the facts in his complaint seemed to support a cause of action for promissory fraud, under the allegation that Paramount had no intent to make good...
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