Film Co. Can't Nix 'Invention Of Lying' Contract Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (June 28, 2012, 7:21 PM EDT) -- A California state judge on Thursday refused to trim Los Angeles-based production company 1821 Pictures' breach of contract suit alleging Radar Pictures Inc. refused to pay a $450,000 production fee for the 2009 comedy "The Invention of Lying."

Judge Frederick C. Shaller said 1821 Pictures sufficiently plead breach of contract claims alleging Radar has refused repeated demands for the film's production fee, and rejected Radar's argument that several additional claims for breach of written and oral contract asserted against its affiliate were duplicative and should be struck from the lawsuit.

"I think the contract terms are adequately alleged in substance," Judge...

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