'No Country' Backer's Suit Over Bonus Sinks In Appeals Court

Law360, New York (March 5, 2013, 7:22 PM EST) -- A Morgan Stanley-backed investment fund that helped bankroll the 2008 Oscar-winner "No Country For Old Men” failed to beat Paramount Pictures Corp. in California appeals court on Monday after crying foul over a $2 million bill it had to foot for a bonus to actor Tommy Lee Jones that came from a drafting error.

The court rejected the bid by Marathon Funding LLC to overturn a lower court’s February 2012 ruling in favor of Paramount in the fund’s dispute with the production giant over the deduction...
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