Judge Told To Slash 'Friday The 13th' Writer's $1.2M Atty Fees

By Sameer Rao (December 2, 2021, 4:13 PM EST) -- The fees that screenwriter Victor Miller seeks for the prominent copyright attorney who secured his win for the rights to his "Friday the 13th" script are needlessly high and based on improper tactics, according to opposition counsel's Wednesday memorandum.

The filing that calls for the fee bid's rejection drew from some of the accusations that Horror Inc., the Massachusetts company that owns the successful slasher film franchise that grew from Miller's 1980 screenplay, and co-plaintiff Manny Co. made against Miller's lawyer Marc Toberoff of Malibu, California-based Toberoff & Associates PC.

Among the Wednesday memo's allegations is that about 15% of the $1.18 million...

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