DreamWorks Didn't Steal ‘Kung Fu Panda,' Jury Says

Law360, San Diego (July 26, 2011, 7:58 PM EDT) -- A California jury on Monday found in favor of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. in a suit alleging the studio breached an implied contract by stealing a media producer’s idea for the animated smash hit “Kung Fu Panda.”

The jury in Los Angeles agreed that Terence Dunn and DreamWorks entered into an implied-in-fact contract under which the studio agreed to pay for his movie idea if the company used it, but determined that DreamWorks did not actually use the plaintiff’s idea.

Dunn said he was disappointed by...
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