Legendary's 'Godzilla' Arbitration Bid Crushed On Appeal

Law360, Los Angeles (March 4, 2014, 6:20 PM EST) -- A California appeals court refused Tuesday to allow Legendary Pictures Productions LLC to arbitrate breach-of-agreement claims by producers allegedly owed millions of dollars for their work on the upcoming “Godzilla” reboot, finding that the parties didn't agree to arbitration.

Affirming a lower court's order dismissing Legendary's complaint, the three-judge panel rejected the film company's argument that the arbitration provision in a written agreement with Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Doug Davison and their production companies was enforceable even though the defendants never signed the agreement.

Legendary argued...
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