'Walking Dead' Creator's AMC Audit Suit Heads To Trial

Law360 (January 6, 2021, 5:08 PM EST) -- A New York state court handed AMC Network a partial win in a multimillion-dollar breach of contract lawsuit by the fired creator of "The Walking Dead" over AMC's profit participation calculations, tossing allegations that he's entitled to a cut of product-placement revenues while sending the bulk of the claims to a jury trial.

In a Dec. 31 opinion, New York County Supreme Court Justice Joel M. Cohen granted AMC Network Entertainment LLC summary judgment on producer Frank Darabont's claim that he's entitled to a portion of revenues from Gerber's and Hyundai's product placement fees in the series.

"There is no reasonable...

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