Warner Fights 'Smallville' Creators' Low License Fee Claims

Law360, Los Angeles (August 28, 2012, 7:09 PM EDT) -- Time Warner Inc. urged a California judge on Tuesday to toss the bulk of a lawsuit claiming it breached contracts with the creators of “Smallville” by cutting a sweetheart deal with The WB instead of licensing the $1.25 billion show to a bigger network.

The media giant’s attorney, Scott Edelman of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, told Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Johnson there was no evidence that studio Warner Bros. Television Network cheated the show's writers and producers out of profits by licensing the...
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