Weinstein Can't Dodge Author's Suit Over 'Reader' Profits

Law360, Los Angeles (September 20, 2012, 7:49 PM EDT) -- The Weinstein Co. lost a bid Thursday to dismiss a “Hollywood accounting” suit alleging it has failed to pay the author of the best-selling novel “The Reader” at least $1 million in film profits, but the studio dodged a claim it committed fraud by allegedly breaching the terms of a film rights agreement.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mark V. Mooney ruled that author Bernard Schlink and Swiss publishing house Diogenes Verlag SA had sufficiently alleged a breach of contract claim to survive a motion to...
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