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Hearing set in Allman lawsuit against filmmakers
Hearing set in Allman lawsuit against filmmakers

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Attorneys for Gregg Allman plan to make their first court appearance in a Savannah lawsuit against producers of a movie based on the Allman Brothers Band singer's life story.

A Chatham County Superior Court judge scheduled a hearing Monday afternoon to hear motions in the case. Allman filed suit last month to stop Unclaimed Freight Productions from resuming work on the film "Midnight Rider" after a freight train plowed into the movie's crew Feb. 20. A camera assistant was killed and six workers were injured. Producers suspended work on the movie indefinitely.

In court documents, Allman's lawyers say producers have indicated they plan to resume shooting soon. Allman says Unclaimed Freight lost its rights to his life story by failing to meet production deadlines.

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