How They Won It: Quinn Triumphs In 'Last Samurai' Showdown

Law360, New York (May 24, 2012, 11:30 AM EDT) -- With the reputations of “The Last Samurai” director Edward Zwick and his longtime collaborator Marshall Herskovitz on the line, Gary Gans of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP fought back against allegations of screenplay theft with a multipronged strategy that used the film itself as its own defense.

The case centered on two screenwriting brothers, Aaron and Matthew Benay, who in 2005 claimed Zwick and Herskovitz, along with Bedford Falls Productions, had stolen the idea for the 2003 Tom Cruise film from a screenplay the Benay...
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