Best picture nominee, ‘Hurt Locker’ faces lawsuit from Michigan soldier

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With the 82nd Academy Awards days away, attorney Geoffrey Fieger’s office announced today that it is filing a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against a front-running best picture nominee.

A press conference is planned for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Fieger’s Southfield headquarters to announce the filing in Federal District Court of a lawsuit against the makers of “The Hurt Locker,” the Iraq war drama about a bomb-defusing squad that is nominated for nine Oscars.

The lawsuit had not yet been filed today, nor was it made available to the Free Press. The press release said the suit will be on behalf of former Michigan resident Master Sgt. Jeffrey S. Sarver, who it says was the subject of an article for Playboy written by “The Hurt Locker” screenwriter Mark Boal. Boal’s story on bomb-defusing squads in Iraq ran in the September 2005 issue of the magazine.

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