The jury returned a verdicttoday in the matter of Intertainment vs Franchise Pictures and Elie Samaha in aSanta Ana courtroom today.

The jury found in favour ofIntertainment on fraud and breach-of-contract claims. They ruled againstIntertainment on the charges of conspiracy and found Elie Samaha not guilty ofRICO.

They dismissed Franchise'sbreach-of-contract claims against Intertainment.

Intertainment was awarded$77.1m in compensatory damages; the party liable for that is Franchise PicturesLLP, not Elie Samaha.

A hearing will take placetomorrow on punitive damages, and Samaha is expected to testify on his ownbehalf.

Read the full story on Screendaily tomorrow.