Newswire: MGM’s long-running Raging Bull lawsuit gets a technical knockout

MGM has finally settled its Raging Bull lawsuit. Sadly, that’s about all the information you’re going to get, because Deadline reports that no details about the settlement are being revealed, at least for now. It’s the kind of airtight secrecy that Jake Lamotta wishes he were a little better at, especially when it comes to being paid to take a dive.

Paula Petrella, the plaintiff, is the daughter of deceased screenwriter Frank Petrella, who penned the 1963 screenplay and wrote a book that inspired the 1980 film by Martin Scorsese. After her father died in 1981, Petrella gained the copyright to his screenplay, from which she claimed MGM infringed in its eventual script for the Robert De Niro vehicle. She first became aware of the potential claim in 1991, but for a variety of reasons, was not able to file suit until 18 years later, in 2009 …

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