$13M 'Smallville' Suit Casts Time Warner As Cheapskate

Law360, New York (April 12, 2012, 9:11 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Wednesday allowed the creators of “Smallville” to bring new claims accusing Time Warner Entertainment Co. of costing them $13.4 million by unlawfully handing a cut of their contractually guaranteed profits to DC Comics Inc. 

In a hearing Wednesday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Johnson granted Tollin/Robbins Productions LLC’s motion to lodge a second amended complaint in the case against Time Warner’s television division Warner Bros. Television and cable channels including the CW Network LLC, as well as its other subsidiaries....
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