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Tribune Sues Warren Beatty Over Dick Tracy Rights

Law360 (March 20, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A subsidiary of bankrupt media giant Tribune Co. has filed an adversary case against actor Warren Beatty, asking the court overseeing its Chapter 11 proceedings to declare that the company, and not Beatty, owns the television and movie rights to iconic detective character Dick Tracy.

Chicago-based Tribune Media Services Inc. filed its complaint against Beatty in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware on Thursday, seeking declaratory and injunctive relief. TMS owns the copyright and other rights in the Dick Tracy comic strip series,...
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