“Daily Variety” reports that the long-awaited second phase of Jeffrey Katzenberg’s breach of contract lawsuitagainst Disney has been postponed until April 15. The case will decide how much money Katzenberg is entitled to.
The former studio chief left Disney in 1994
after a dispute with chairman Michael Eisner. In 1996,
Katzenberg filed a lawsuit in L.A. Superior
Court claiming he was entitled to 2% of
profits from movies and TV shows produced
during his decade as studio head. Disney
conceded liability just before the case went
to trial in 1997. Now the parties will delve
into how much future income Katzenberg’s
productions are expected to generate. The
complaint pegs damages at $250 million.
Retired Superior Court Judge Paul
Breckenridge will preside over the hearing,
expected to take place in a private law office
rather than a courtroom.