Warren Beatty wins suit against TMS

The ongoing lawsuit between Warren Beatty and Tribune Co. over ownership to the rights TV and movie rights for Dick Tracy has been tilted in Beatty’s favor after a judge last week ruled that Beatty had satisfied a requirement to begin a Dick Tracy movie or TV show.

From Bloomberg:

The actor said he started filming a Dick Tracy television special on Nov. 8, 2008, beating a Nov. 20 deadline. Tribune, based in Chicago, claimed the special wasn’t a stand-alone independent television program and didn’t meet the terms of the agreement.

The judge felt the special fulfilled the requirement.

I’m not a lawyer, but that seemed pretty flimsy.

Tribune Co. is reviewing the ruling and looking at their options.