​​​​​​​Universal Gets Trim Of $400M 'Spinal Tap' Suit

Law360 (August 28, 2018, 11:06 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge Tuesday dismissed fraud and breach of contract claims that "This Is Spinal Tap" actors had made against Universal Music Group Inc. as part of a $400 million lawsuit accusing Universal and others of withholding royalties for their roles in the 1984 cult classic.

U.S. District Judge Dolly M. Gee granted Universal's request to trim, with leave to amend, claims of breach of contract, breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, accounting, and fraud brought by Harry Shearer, Christopher Guest, Rob Reiner and Michael McKean. But she declined to dismiss fraud claims against French...

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