Brendan Fraser Wins Contract Suit Against 'Crash' Producer

Law360, New York (July 28, 2011, 9:23 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Tuesday ruled in favor of actor Brendan Fraser and director and writer Paul Haggis in a breach of contract suit against producer Bob Yari over unpaid fees for their involvement in the Oscar-winning movie "Crash."

Judge Daniel J. Buckley said Yari improperly withheld money from Fraser, Haggis and co-writer and producer Bobby Moresco for their work on "Crash," which won three Academy Awards in 2006, including best picture and best original screenplay.

Under agreements signed in 2002 and 2003, the plaintiffs were...
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