‘Hurt Locker’ Case Dismissed: Read Judge’s Decision

Oct 14, 11

A federal judge in California has dismissed a lawsuit brought by an Iraqi war veteran who claimed to be the inspiration behind the Academy Award winning film, The Hurt Locker.

Master Sgt. Jeffrey S. Sarver sued the makers of the film in March, 2010, alleging his rights of publicity were infringed, that he was defamed, and that he was cheated him out of participating in the financial success of the film.

Today, the defendants including Summit EntertainmentVoltage Pictures, director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal succeeding on an anti-SLAPP motion that Sarver’s lawsuit constituted an impingement of free speech.

Read the full article and the decision from the Hollywood Reporter here:


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