Five years ago in 2009, Paula Petrella sued MGM over continuing commercial use of 1980′s Raging Bull, a film that her father Frank Petrella wrote the screenplay for. A federal judge and the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Petrella could have filed the lawsuit long before 2009 and therefore had waited too long, but the Supreme Court has now reversed that ruling.
Now, Petrella can revive the lawsuit and potentially receive royalties from MGM. Head over to the Associated Press for the full story.