Author Tess Gerritsen suffers setback in ‘Gravity’ lawsuit
LOS ANGELES — Bestselling author Tess Gerritsen’s lawsuit over the 2013 film Gravity is flawed and must be amended if she wants to continue seeking millions in profits from the blockbuster, a federal judge has ruled.
U.S. District Judge Margaret M. Morrow ruled late Friday that Gerritsen’s lawsuit fails to show how Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., could be held liable for a 1999 agreement she signed with another production company and studio to make a film out of her book titled Gravity.
Both the film and book focus on a female astronaut trapped in space after calamities strike, but Warner Bros. has noted that the author downplayed the similarities in public comments before filing her suit.
Gerritsen sued Warner Bros. in April 2014, and she amended it earlier this year after Morrow cited problems with the complaint. Her books include a series that is basis for the show Rizzoli…
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