Fraud Claim Nixed In Adult Row Over Kids' Flicks

Law360, Los Angeles (September 8, 2011, 9:10 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Thursday struck fraud and conspiracy claims from film marketer BiggyTV LLC’s cross-complaint against producer Big Balloon Adventure Movie LLC in their row over promotional efforts for three films starring the Oogieloves — Teletubbies-style characters aimed at the preschool set.

Judge Gregory J. Alarcon granted Big Balloon’s motion for demurrer Thursday, dismissing BiggyTV’s fraud and conspiracy claims on the grounds that they were not stated with enough specificity, but allowing the company to amend its complaint and try again.

“[Big Balloon] argues that...
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