Weinsteins Want Dispute Over 'Hobbit' Profits In Public Court

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December 24, 2013 AT 1:03 PM
Earlier this month, Harvey and Bob Weinstein sued Warner Bros. and its New Line division, claiming that they are entitled to a percentage of revenue from the second and third Hobbit films. The move followed Warner Bros. initiating arbitration over the same issue. On Monday, the Weinsteins submitted papers in New York court with the goal of stopping WB's arbitration, and the decision on where the dispute will be tried could provide an early clue into which side is a favorite to ultimately prevail.