Legal Update: Disney asked Judge to start up the CA legal battle again

UPDATE(11/9/2018): Judge Anderson has ordered to lift the stay in order that damages, if any, may be determined as soon as possible.


Hello Again VidAngel Supporters,

We had a significant legal hearing on Friday and, for those of you who are following the legal battle, you deserve an update.

What’s At Stake

As a reminder, Disney, 21st Century Fox, and Warner Bros. have been fiercely fighting this Chapter 11 process from the beginning. Their actions suggest that their only goal is to put VidAngel out of business to leave families without an option for filtering movies and TV shows on modern streaming devices.

What Happened

VidAngel appeared before Utah Judge Kevin R. Anderson to defend itself against Disney’s motion to restart the California legal battle. We’re hoping that Judge Anderson will allow this successful Chapter 11 restructuring to continue without needless obstruction.

The hearing went from 10am until around 4:30pm. In the end, Judge Anderson took his decision “under advisement” and committed to write an order as soon as possible.

We hope that Judge Anderson will deny Disney’s motion (and let us find a more cost-effective way to resolve the dispute in Utah).

Thank You

Many thanks to all those who supported us Friday. It was so inspiring to see your faces.  We’ll keep you updated.


Neal Harmon
Co-founder & CEO

9 thoughts on “Legal Update: Disney asked Judge to start up the CA legal battle again

  1. Are these updates emailed out to the investors or is there a way to subscribe to receive the updates as they are posted?

    1. Yes, normally, these updates are sent out to investors. I posted this one to the blog and planned to send an update to investors as soon as Anderson makes his ruling.

  2. whether the Judge says yes or no to Disney whats the plan that follows? I for one would like to see it go forward instead of continually put on hold. Hopefully he allows you guys to finish it in house. as for Davidiswise the Clown’s comment, im curious about Mia Love wasn’t aware she lost her seat. Clearly the bill is still in motion considering the text site is still up and it still has 4 co-sponsors. Any news regarding VUDU since were closing in on 2 years since your return.

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