Golden Globes Trial Wraps With Scorching HFPA Arguments

Law360, Los Angeles (February 10, 2012, 7:03 PM EST) -- An attorney for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association delivered impassioned closing arguments Friday in a bench trial over broadcast licensing rights to the Golden Globes, telling a judge that Dick Clark Productions Inc. had no right to unilaterally license the show under a 1993 contract.

“DCP’s interpretation makes no sense in the real world,” HFPA attorney Daniel Petrocelli told U.S. District Judge A. Howard Matz on Friday. “Now the servant becomes the master. How did that happen? By putting 12 words in the middle of a...
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