It appears that the years-long legal battle brought by Robert Kirkman and the other executive producers of the zombie apocalypse series The Walking Dead against AMC will end this year as well.
On Wednesday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Daniel Buckley issued a judgement that effectively ended the legal battle pitting TWD EPs Kirkman.
‘Walking Dead’ Creator Robert Kirkman’s Profits Battle With AMC Gutted By Judge, Again
Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, and other TWD EPs Charles Eglee and Glen Mazzara against the former home of Mad Men.
Partially summery judgement was issued by Buckley today on the plaintiffs’ third amended complaint, writing
“Based upon the facts and evidence before the Court, the Court finds no triable issues of material fact as to Plaintiffs”.
First cause of action for breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing” (read it here). To that end, “summary adjudication is GRANTED as to the first cause of action.”
Robert Kirkman’s ‘Walking Dead’ Profits Case Dealt Crushing Blow
Los Angeles Times editors were put in the difficult position of deciding whether to upend the profit struggle.
Between Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and numerous executive producers who want a larger share of the lucrative zombie series.
The judge presiding over the case had to decide whether or not AMC had deliberately written its contract to guarantee that the show’s creators would never share in revenues.
On Friday, Judge Daniel Buckley gave an indication that he is leaning toward finding that AMC did not breach its contracts in order to shortchange Kirkman.
Case over revenues from cable’s highest-rated show would be greatly reduced if this injunction were to be issued.
The Walking Dead Series
Based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard of the same name, The Walking Dead is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series.
There is a large ensemble cast in the show who play survivors of a zombie apocalypse who are always at risk of being attacked by zombies called “walkers” (among other nicknames).
A judge in Los Angeles has ruled against the producers of “The Walking Dead,” who have been suing the program’s distributor, AMC Networks, for years to get a bigger cut of the revenues from the hit zombie drama.
On Wednesday, the judge in charge of the case in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Daniel Buckley, who has been on the bench for the past five years.
Threw out the producers’ claims that AMC had stolen hundreds of millions of dollars from them by not paying them for their work on the show and its spinoffs. Thanks for read our Article ‘Walking Dead’ Creator Robert Kirkman’s Profits Battle With AMC Gutted By Judge, Again.