HFPA Kicks Off Trial In Golden Globes Broadcast Fight

Law360, Los Angeles (January 24, 2012, 9:33 PM EST) -- The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Golden Globes producer Dick Clark Productions Inc. faced off before a California federal judge on Tuesday, the first day of a bench trial in their year-old contract fight over broadcast licensing rights for the popular awards show.

HFPA attorney Daniel Petrocelli and Dick Clark attorney Martin Katz delivered opening statements before U.S. District Judge A. Howard Matz on Tuesday morning, ahead of the HFPA’s first witness — Fran La Maina, a former Dick Clark executive responsible for a 1993 agreement...
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