Legendary Denied Arbitration In 'Godzilla' Producers' Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (May 10, 2013, 8:43 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Friday denied a bid by Legendary Pictures Productions LLC to arbitrate claims alleging it breached a producer loan agreement for its planned reboot of “Godzilla,” finding “substantial evidence” that a trio of producers never agreed to arbitration.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Abraham Khan rejected Legendary's argument that the arbitration provision in a written agreement was enforceable even though the producers never signed the deal. Dan Lin, Roy Lee and Doug Davison and their production companies claim Legendary breached an earlier oral...
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