MGM Entertainment Company v. Sony Corporation
In the widely publicized MGM Entertainment Company v. Sony Corporation matter, MGM sued Sony following Sony's announcement that it would start producing James Bond films - a franchise that had been owned by MGM for all intents and purposes. MGM alleged that Sony had not only infringed its franchise, but had also intentionally timed its announcement to coincide with MGM's initial public stock offering ("IPO"), thereby deflating the price of its stock. Analysis Group was retained to evaluate the performance of MGM's initial public offering and determine the effect of Sony's announcement on the IPO. As reported in the press, MGM settled the case, retaining worldwide rights to the James Bond franchise.