Beatty's Dick Tracy Suit Survives Tribune Dismissal Bid

Law360, New York (February 12, 2010, 1:32 PM EST) -- A federal judge has rejected bankrupt Tribune Media Services Inc.'s bid to dismiss Warren Beatty's lawsuit over ownership of the movie and television rights to detective character Dick Tracy, but refused the actor's request for sanctions against the media company.

Judge Dean D. Pregerson of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on Thursday denied a motion from the Tribune Co. unit to drop Beatty's declaratory action, ruling that no question exists as to whether the two sides have a dispute over the...
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