Here is a quote from an article from PRNewswire. The full article is here.
Charles Stone III, the director of “Drumline,” released in December 2002, said “The only difference between the two films that I can see is that one got major studio funding [Drumline] and the other didn’t. Best of luck to the creators of ‘Pay the Price.’”
It seems to me that common sense says Darryl and David were taken advantage of and used to generate millions of dollars for Austin. They should have had their day in court and 20th Century Fox should have faced a jury.
Our founding fathers probably understood that just letting attorneys or judges decide may not be in the best interest of the people. Out of the 55 delegates only 35 had any training in the law at all and many did not have a law degree. The Constitution was written by people who tried to use commonsense to build this country not legalize. We know live in a society that allows the very people and institutions the Constitution is supposed to protect us from to circumvent and work around it. This is not a good thing.
I am a full and staunch supporter of the Constitution and especially The Bill of Rights. Everyone is supposed to have the right to a trial if the financial consequences are met under the 7th amendment. With that said, this case needs to be tried and let the commonsense of the people set the standards for professional conduct and what is fair. The preamble to the Constitution says WE the people, NOT we the attorneys and judges.
I am not an attorney. These are my personal opinions and general information only. These are not legal advice and should not be used as such.