Tolkien Says Warner Bros. Trying To Sue It For Being Sued

Law360, San Diego (March 29, 2013, 9:51 PM EDT) -- J.R.R. Tolkien's estate on Thursday fought a counterclaim in its $80 million copyright and contracts suit against a Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. unit that is developing “The Lord of the Rings”-themed gambling games, arguing the company is trying to sue the estate for being sued.

The estate argues in its dismissal bid that a breach of contract cross-claim by Warner Bros. Digital Distribution Inc., New Line Productions Inc. and other Warner Bros. affiliates was nothing more than a premature and defective claim for malicious prosecution. In...
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