Warner Bros.' Counterclaim In $80M 'Hobbit' Suit Can Proceed

By Kurt Orzeck (July 11, 2013, 9:55 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday said Warner Bros.' allegation that J.R.R. Tolkien's estate breached an agreement over the rights to "Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings" video games and gambling games wasn't a meritless retaliation for the estate's $80 million copyright suit....

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