The legal problems between New Line and Peter Jackson continue.

According to Home Media Magazine, it seems that New Line Home Entertainment was given a $125,000 fine on September 18 "for failing to save required documents and e-mails related to its legal dispute with director Peter Jackson over proceeds from DVD sales and foreign box office receipts for its Lord of the Rings trilogy."

Apparently, "the judge in the case required New Line last year to provide licensing and sales data related to the case. However, the Los Angeles Times reported New Line was not complying. Reportedly New Line was ordered to hire an outside data retrieval company."

It was in 2005 that "Jackson sued New Line... claiming the company was not honest in its accounting for DVD sales of the movies. The case has reportedly held up production of The Hobbit."

Evan Jacobs at Movieweb
Evan Jacobs