Judge OKs Dick Clark Defense In Globes Contract Suit

Law360, New York (August 31, 2011, 5:55 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday gave Dick Clark Productions Inc. a chance to use a statute of limitations argument at its trial next week in the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's contract suit over broadcasting rights to the star-studded Golden Globe Award show.

U.S. District Judge Valerie Baker Fairbank backed away from an earlier finding that certain allegations in the HFPA’s suit were not time-barred, revising her ruling at Dick Clark's request.

In her new decision, the judge said there were triable issues as to whether...
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