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Lawsuit Over Rights to Film 'Precious' Settled

Friday, 23 Jul 2010 06:49 AM

 

Court records show a lawsuit between two film companies over the rights to the film "Precious" has been dismissed.

Lionsgate Films and The Weinstein Co. sued each other in February 2009 over rights to the film, which went on to win two Academy awards.

Lionsgate attorney Matthew Gershman says the case was "amicably resolved" but that he couldn't provide further details.

Notice of the dismissal was filed Thursday in Los Angeles.

"Precious" is based on the 1996 novel "Push: Based on a Novel by Sapphire." Actress Mo'Nique and screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher each won Oscar awards, and the film was nominated in four other categories.

Attorney Bert Fields, who represented Weinstein, was not immediately available for comment.

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