Fortress, Relativity Can't Ditch Fraud Claims In $44M Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (June 26, 2013, 4:58 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Wednesday refused to toss fraud and contract-based claims against Fortress Investment Group LLC and Relativity Media LLC, ruling that the $44 million lawsuit adequately pled that they conspired to profit from the early termination of a Citibank NA financing deal.

At a hearing, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Barbara M. Scheper overruled Fortress Investment's demurrer to Aramid Entertainment Fund Ltd.'s claim of intentional interference with contractual relations and Relativity Media's demurrer to the complaint's claims of fraud and aiding, abetting and...
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