Slashing Wordplay Closes 'Last Samurai' Script Theft Trial

Law360, Los Angeles (April 5, 2012, 10:26 PM EDT) -- An attorney for “Glory” director Edward Zwick and longtime collaborator Marshall Herskovitz slammed two screenwriting brothers Thursday, telling a Los Angeles jury the duo failed to back up serious accusations that his clients stole the idea for their 2003 film “The Last Samurai.”

“My clients have been under a dark cloud for seven years because of the accusations of the plaintiffs in this case. For seven years they’ve been publicly accused of stealing other writers’ works and calling it their own,” the defendants’ attorney, Gary Gans...
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