This time, two Romanians have dismissed their discrimination and fraud case against the film's producers. Nicolae Todorache and Spiridom Ciorebea, who were depicted in the opening scenes (a Romanian village substituted for Kazakhstan), didn't pursue their case after filing one of the early "Borat" suits. So far, plaintiffs haven't gotten far in their allegations, most of which center on the producers somehow tricking them into the film (and of course having them act like idiots). A NY judge dismissed the claims of a pedestrian who was accosted, and a California judge shot down claims by fraternity brothers. Matthew Heller at THR, Esq. has been keeping tabs on the outstanding cases.
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