Writers Sue Paramount, MGM Over G.I. Joe Sequel

Law360, New York (May 6, 2013, 9:51 PM ET) -- The writers of the 2009 film "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" on Friday sued production studios including Paramount Pictures Corp. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. for $23 million in California federal court, claiming the studios appropriated work they had submitted for a sequel without their permission or crediting them for it.

Screenwriters David Elliot Fallas and Paul Lovett claim the film's sequel, "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," released in March, borrows heavily from fleshed-out ideas, including plot lines and character arcs, they had submitted after the studios sought...
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