A summary of Southern California-related business litigation developments during the past week.

From United Press International

'Terminator' Figures Sue Hemdale Film Corp.: Loan-out companies for the star, producer, writer and special effects coordinator on the film "The Terminator" sued Hemdale Film Corp. and Orion Pictures alleging they breached a contract for distribution of profits from the film. The Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit said the film's producer, Gale Anne Hurd, star Arnold Schwarzenegger, writer James Cameron and special effects coordinator Stan Winston had agreements with Hemdale, which financed the movie, to split profits from the film. The suit said Hemdale breached the agreement by entering into unauthorized transactions with other companies, such as Eurofilm Funding Limited, Interlink Group and Orbis Communications, and granting them a percentage of the film's profits and various fees. The suit seeks unspecified damages and an accounting of profits owed. (Case No. BC012873. Filed Oct. 16, 1990).

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