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Kevin Costner hits setback in 'Robin Hood' lawsuit

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Kevin Costner has been ordered to provide more evidence to prove allegations of unpaid profits in his lawsuit against producers behind his 1991 film "Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves."

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The actor is fighting executives at Morgan Creek Productions amid claims he did not receive the 15 percent of takings he is contractually entitled to for 2010 and 2011, when the picture continued to rake in "tens of millions" from home video sales and repeated TV airings.

He sued for damages last summer for four charges including breach of contract and fraud. The argument was heard in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday, but the movie star's case was dealt a blow as the judge dismissed the counts of fraud and breach of implied covenant or good faith dealing.

However, the judge is giving Costner another chance at winning damages by allowing him to amend the complaint by bolstering his claims and providing more evidence, instead of simply proceeding with the lawsuit to gain money allegedly owed.

Costner's lawyer, Marty Singer, tells The Hollywood Reporter, "We will be able to solve the court's technical issue on the fraud claim so that it will survive. Notwithstanding, my client is owed significant monies from Morgan Creek."

The movie grossed more than $390 million from worldwide box office takings upon its release in 1991.

15Comments
Feb 24, 2013 4:52PM
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Wow I liked waterworld . But if someone owes you money & they won't pay ..what else is there to do but take them to court ? If someone owed you maybe a million bucks & would'nt pay , what would you do ? This article is'nt about a review of the actors ability either . Get back on facebook ..
Feb 24, 2013 5:11PM
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Mr. Costner has always been just a fine gentleman  He is one of a kind.
Feb 24, 2013 3:15PM
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Dances with Wolves is now dancing with lawyers but I am repeating myself..  
Mar 2, 2013 7:33PM
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Hopefully, if he wins, he'll take the check from Morgan Creek and hand it directly over to Alan Rickman who was the reason the movie succeeded.

 

 

Feb 24, 2013 5:59PM
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Kevin, hosted the NASCAR banquet ceremonies a couple years back. He is the ONLY PERSON TO EVER REFER TO  DALE EARNHARDT SR as " THE TERMINATOR"! That made watching it, worth it.
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