Golden Globes Trial: Neither Side Is Budging

Freelance journalist Dominic Patten is covering the trial for Deadline.

They’ve talked about talking but that’s as far as it has gotten. A day after Judge A. Howard Matz strongly urged lawyers for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Dick Clark Productions to persuade their clients to come to a settlement by Friday in their court battle for control of TV rights to the Golden Globes, there have been no formal communications among the combatants. Deadline learned there were some very informal discussions among some of the participants yesterday after court, but as of this afternoon a source close to the situation said “nobody’s talking.” Another source told Deadline, “At this point I doubt very much any settlement will be reached by Friday morning.” Closing arguments in the trial that began January 24 are scheduled to begin in front of Judge Matz on Friday at 9AM.

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