Film Producer Gets New Trial In Saudi Prince Movie Deal Case

Law360, Los Angeles (November 21, 2013, 4:20 PM EST) -- A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge granted film producer Steven Saxton’s motion for a new trial on Monday, erasing a jury’s award of $520,000 to the Saudi prince who’d claimed Saxton stole his Maserati sports car and breached a contract for their movie project.

Judge Terry A. Green wrote in Monday’s decision that Prince Faisal Al Saud’s attorney had introduced impermissible evidence in his closing argument, swaying the jury and making the defense attorney out to be a liar.

Judge Green also found that the jury...
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