After more than three years of delays, the claim for damages bythe German media company Intertainment against Franchise Pictures is set to goto trial on April 20 in Los Angeles.

At a pre-trial conference on Good Friday, the judge in chargeannounced that the case will be heard by ten jurors. A ruling will made nolater than June 11, the exact date depending on the length of the jury's deliberations.

Intertainmentinstigated the lawsuit against its former partner for damages of more than $100m on the grounds of allegedly fraudently inflated film budgets.