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    Litigation
    Dale Kinsella
    Dale Kinsella
    Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert

    The affable litigator is defending Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal in a case brought by an Army soldier who claims his life story was stolen to make the film, which Kinsella calls a "direct assault on the ability of filmmakers to draw upon real-life events as inspiration for characters in fictional works." He settled actress Mariska Hargitay's lawsuit with WME over Law & Order: SVU commissions. And he just took Warner Bros. Television topper Peter Roth's deposition in a major profits case he brought on behalf of the creators of Smallville, who claim the studio owes them millions in profits.

    OFF-DUTY Kinsella is a little worried about his upcoming vacation to a Bolivian jungle to fly-fish with buddies Tom Hansen and Skip Brittenham because the country has been overrun with swarms of dangerous sand fleas and bees. "It'll be an interesting trip," he says.

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