The movie studio and production company behind “Jurassic World,” Universal, filed a motion for summary judgment on Wednesday in federal court in Los Angeles on the claims that the film’s cast and crew were discriminated against in the production of “Jursuit,” which opened in theaters in August.
Universal has filed a similar motion with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
In a statement released on Wednesday, Universal said it was “committed to finding a solution to the underlying discrimination and will vigorously defend the claim.”
Universal also said it had “no plans to appeal.”
The “Jaws” cast, which includes Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Dwayne Johnson, Sigourney Weaver, Josh Gad, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Josh Brolin, John C. Reilly, Benicio Del Toro, and Chris Pratt Jr., is one of the biggest stars in Hollywood.
Its sequel, “Juran Jaws,” opened in December 2018 and is set to open in 2019.
Universal filed the motion seeking to dismiss the complaint, which was filed in August 2018, and instead ask the court to allow the case to proceed as a class action.
The motion asks the court for a declaration that the claims against the movie studio are based on an “intentional and malicious” action, and that it is “fundamentally flawed” and that Universal has “failed to show a substantial likelihood of success on the merits.”
The motion also asks the judge to rule that the plaintiffs have “shown a genuine likelihood of prevailing on their claims.”