ABC Fails to Get Amendment Thrown Out in Prospect Park's Soap Suit
Mickey Mouse just lost a major battle in his legal war with Prospect Park. According to Deadline, Disney-ABC failed to strike Prospect Park's amendment to their multi-million dollar complaint over soap operas One Life to Live and All My Children.
The amendment calls for Prospect Park to be able to extend their rights to the sudsers, as well as have payments to the entertainment conglomerate "excused" as their breach of contract suit continues. The judge in the case agreed to let Prospect Park keep the amendment in their suit. Disney-ABC now has 20 days to respond to the amendment.
Prospect Park is seeking "at least $30 million in out-of-pocket losses and/or at least $95 million in lost profits". The production company claims ABC broke their pact with them by hiring One Life to Live stars to appear on General Hospital, in an effort to create a "megasoap", and later killed off OLTL characters. Late last year, Prospect Park principle Jeff Kwatinetz filed a suit of his own — against the production company he co-founded.