'Last Samurai' Suit Won't Be Slayed Over Phony Docs

Law360, Los Angeles (February 13, 2012, 8:57 PM EST) -- A California federal judge indicated Monday that he would not toss a lawsuit accusing Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. of stealing the idea for the 2003 blockbuster "The Last Samurai" despite allegations that the screenwriters who filed the suit likely used forged documents.

U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez said only somebody with access to discovery and a deep understanding of the litigation would have been able to create the three phony emails and fax produced by writers Aaron and Matthew Benay. The documents purport to be...
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