On April 28th tattoo artist S. Victor Whitmill sued Warner Bros. seeking and injunction and damages for copyright infringement. He was the creator of the distinctive tattoo worn by Ed Helms in The Hangover: Part II.
According to The Hollywood Reporter the federal judge presiding over this lawsuit declined to halt the Thursday release of this film. Warner Bros. released a statement saying:
“We are very gratified by the Court’s decision which will allow the highly anticipated film, The Hangover: Part II to be released on schedule this week around the world. Plaintiff’s failed attempt to enjoin the film in order to try and extract a massive settlement payment from Warner Bros. was highly inappropriate and unwarranted.”
U.S. District Court Judge Catherine D. Perry, agreed with the studio, denying the injunction but allowing the case to move forward.
I know I’m glad this release wasn’t postponed! Will you be seeing The Hangover: Part II???