Tolkien Estate Gets No Rings Cash

A judge has barred the estate of “Lord of the Rings” author J.R.R. Tolkien from seeking punitive damages against the studio that brought the trilogy to the big screen according to The One Ring.

Tolkien’s heirs claim New Line Cinema has failed to pay any royalties from the estimated $6 billion they say the movie has grossed worldwide.

The lawsuit is seeking more than $150 million in compensatory damages based on breach of contract, fraud and other claims.