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Old 07-25-2012, 08:10 PM    (permalink
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they're probably suing WB because it will result in a settlement, whether they think they're at fault or not
Sadly, you're probably right. WB knows they'd probably wreck them, but they have some big movies coming out in the next two years (Hobbit, Man of Steel) that they don't want the bad pub to ruin the gross of.
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:15 PM    (permalink
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:36 PM    (permalink
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So he is suing the movie that he supported by paying a ticket to see? That is stupid. No theater I have been to has an alarm next to the door near the screen. People walk out of those after the movie all the time. It isn't like it says "WARNING, ALARM WILL SOUND."
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:41 PM    (permalink
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Sadly, you're probably right. WB knows they'd probably wreck them, but they have some big movies coming out in the next two years (Hobbit, Man of Steel) that they don't want the bad pub to ruin the gross of.
I don't think it would hurt the gross. They are already supposedly donating a substantial funds to charities helping with the shooting. If they fought this stupid claim, it wouldn't stop me from seeing their movies. Granted, it would probably be cheaper to pay it off than fight it and that is probably your point and what the lawyers are hoping for.
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:23 PM    (permalink
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So he is suing the movie that he supported by paying a ticket to see? That is stupid.
This. I mean WTF?
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My boss is a former lawyer. He told me that in all of his years practicing law, he never met a lawyer he'd want to go out and have a drink with.
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This is a side issue, but I don't understand removing the theater shooting scene from Gangster Squad. That scene involves the mob doing the shooting, something completely different. The two really have nothing to do with each other, no one should be that sensitive about it to get offended by it.
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:08 AM    (permalink
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This is a side issue, but I don't understand removing the theater shooting scene from Gangster Squad. That scene involves the mob doing the shooting, something completely different. The two really have nothing to do with each other, no one should be that sensitive about it to get offended by it.
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:13 AM    (permalink
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I really doubt they will get any money from the studio for making the movie. They'll most likely be laughed out of the courtroom, because if they settle with one plaintiff, there will be three dozen more lawsuits they'll have to settle with on top of all the actual deaths. It isn't gonna happen.

And for the record, attorney fees are usually 33-38% of the total settlement.
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:17 AM    (permalink
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I really doubt they will get any money from the studio for making the movie. They'll most likely be laughed out of the courtroom, because if they settle with one plaintiff, there will be three dozen more lawsuits they'll have to settle with on top of all the actual deaths. It isn't gonna happen.

And for the record, attorney fees are usually 33-38% of the total settlement.
I forget exactly what I've learned about these things, but if all 18 of them file a suit it will just get one lump sum and WB will never take it to court because it's a waste of their time - I think it would cost them more to fight it than just settle
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:31 AM    (permalink
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You're missing the point here. If they settle, it sets a legal precedent for anyone else that wants to claim movies cause emotional distress and the violence causes real life violence. I'm reluctant to believe they'll allow themselves to be pushed around by money grabbing lawyers.
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Old 07-26-2012, 12:24 PM    (permalink
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I really doubt they will get any money from the studio for making the movie. They'll most likely be laughed out of the courtroom, because if they settle with one plaintiff, there will be three dozen more lawsuits they'll have to settle with on top of all the actual deaths. It isn't gonna happen.

And for the record, attorney fees are usually 33-38% of the total settlement.
That's not entirely true. Because on smaller settlements, Lawyers usually require a set fee which accumulates to an insane percentage.
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Old 07-26-2012, 02:37 PM    (permalink
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That's not entirely true. Because on smaller settlements, Lawyers usually require a set fee which accumulates to an insane percentage.
If you pay an attorney initially, it will turn out to be expensive because they'll just pile up the billable hours. But tort-law attorneys sign their clients free of charge in exchange of a percentage of the settlement. That's how they assure themselves of signing defendants, by not charging them a dime until a settlement is reached. And at least in Texas, it will always hover around 33%.
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I don't know if this has been posted anywhere, but:

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...oting-victims/
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I don't know if this has been posted anywhere, but:

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...oting-victims/
Tip of the hat for Mr. Smith. I hope this sparks other high profile players to donate some money to cover these medical costs. I'm sure Lebron could spare a couple hundred k.
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