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Lord of the Ring slots attract $80m lawsuit from Tolkien

21st November 2012 10:50 am GMT

The daughter of British writer and poet JRR Tolkien, acting as trustee of the Tolkein Trust, has joined with publisher Harper Collins and several other parties to launch an US$80m lawsuit against Warner Bros. over the entertainment company’s use of the Lord of the Rings brand to develop online and land-based gambling games.

In court papers filed in California on November 19th, the Tolkien Trust and other plaintiffs accuse Warner Bros. of engaging “in a continuing [...]

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