Time Warner's $80M 'Smallville' Licensing Spat Set For Trial

Law360, Chicago (September 5, 2012, 8:33 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Tuesday refused to throw out an $80 million lawsuit accusing Time Warner Inc. of breaching contracts with the creators of "Smallville" by licensing the show to affiliate The WB instead of a bigger network, finding there are issues to be determined at trial.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Johnson rejected Time Warner and The CW Network's bids for summary judgment in the suit brought by the Superman drama's writers and producers, which alleges that Time Warner inked deals with network affiliates...
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