Universal sued by Lon Chaney Jr.'s heirs

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THR reports that Chaney Entertainment, a company run by Lon Chaney Jr.'s heirs, is reminding Universal about the Chaney legacy with a lawsuit that seeks $1 million in damages for exploiting the dead star's likeness. According to a complaint that was filed on June 4th in L.A. Superior Court, Universal had deals with Chaney to exploit his name, voice, signature, silhouette and other aspects of his persona.

But an agreement whereby Chaney appointed Universal as the exclusive representative over likeness rights expired in 2008. Chaney Entertainment says that despite the end of the term of that deal, Universal continues to negotiate licensing agreements that concern his rights with various manufacturers.

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