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January 20, 2004

Montgomery heirs win Anne lawsuit

Globe and Mail and a number of other rags have articles about the ongoing foolishness of Kevin Sullivan. An Ontario Superior Court judge yesterday tossed out a $55-million libel action launched by Sullivan Entertainment Group Inc. against the heirs of Anne of Green Gables author Lucy Maud Montgomery, signalling the end of the first round of a bitter, 15-year battle. She called Sullivan's accounting of the wildly successful Anne of Green GablesTV movies of 1984 and 1985 ""a joke."" (Sullivan claimed it has never recouped its production costs for the programs, the highest-rated in Canadian history). The judge also wrote in her decision that Sullivan's bookkeeping ""is creative accounting at its very best and very worst -- depending on your perspective."" In her decision, Judge MacFarland wrote that Kevin Sullivan, who with his wife, Trudy Grant, owns the company, was ""one of the most evasive witnesses I have encountered. When cross-examined, he could not answer a question directly. The most simple of questions elicited a long, complex and essentially evasive response in many, many instances."""

Posted by jason at January 20, 2004 08:57 AM