Lawyers for singer Gregg Allman and the producers of biopic “Midnight Rider” Tuesday asked a Chatham County judge to dismiss Allman’s lawsuit to block the film. They say they are on a “path to resolution” outside court.
The lawyers on both sides of the case reportedly stayed late at the courthouse Monday night hammering out an agreement. The negotiations came after an initial hearing earlier that day which focused on a fatal train accident on the set of the film about Allman’s life.
One crewmember was killed and six other were injured in the February crash.
In court Monday, lawyers asked director Randy Miller whether he and his team paid enough attention to safety on set. Since the accident, reports have alleged the filmmakers didn’t have permission to shoot on the train tracks and didn’t take enough safety precautions.
Allman’s attorney asked Miller repeatedly if he had seen a permit for crew members to be on the tracks. Miller took offense at the question. “I was in the middle of the tracks and I almost died,” he said. “Don’t tell me that.”
Miller said he was not in charge of permitting.
Neither side would comment on the agreement in the works beyond saying they had come together and reasoned with one another. The judge praised the parties and lawyers in the case for working toward an accord on their own.