A writer who claims to have penned a screen treatment in the 1970s based on author Robert Ludlum’s “The Bourne Identity” can continue to pursue his lawsuit against the creators of the 2002 hit movie of the same title.

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Bernard Fried, in Lazzarino v. Warner Bros. Entertainment, 602029/05, declined to dismiss the action in spite of strenuous arguments made by some defendants that the statute of limitations in the breach of contract case had expired.

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