Is Vivendi sticking Harry Shearer with the bill for defending a profit participation lawsuit?

Spinal Tap co-creators Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner, Michael McKean and Christopher Guest have now filed an amended complaint in their $400 million lawsuit against Vivendi.

A few weeks ago, U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee ruled that the companies belonging to three of the actors didn't have standing to sue, but opened the door to them suing individually as third-party beneficiaries of contracts. And so that's what's happening, although the plaintiffs are still attempting to clarify why their loan-out companies should be able to move forward.

The amended complaint, being handled by Peter Haviland at Ballard Spahr, also states that works “were not specially ordered or commissioned,” something that will probably get attention later on in the case.

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