The judge in the Hangover II dispute has ruled that the movie will be released in theatres as scheduled for Memorial Day weekend.
While the injunction to block the film’s release was denied, the film’s DVD release could still be stopped at a later date. The copyright infringement suit is also allowed to proceed. Judge Perry who is presiding over the case has commented that Whitmill has a good chance of succeeding on the merits of the copyright case.
Whitmill asked Warner Bros. for a $30 million settlement (finally, some settlement talks!), but it is predicted that number will decrease substantially now that the injunction has been denied.
More details here. It will definitely be interesting to see how this case progresses.
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