‘To Selena, With Love’ lawsuit dismissed after agreement

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The lawsuit involving Abraham Quintanilla, Chris Perez and a TV production company to develop a TV series based on Perez’s book, “To Selena, With Love,” has been dismissed after an agreement.

Quintanilla’s lawsuit filed in 2016 against Perez and Endemol Shine Latino will be dismissed and both sides will pay their own legal fees, according to

The lawsuit was to block the production of a television series based on the memoir, alleging that only Selena’s estate has the right to her name, image and “to author or authorize and commercially exploit a book, play, video, film, TV movie” about her life.

The agreement came days after deposition by Perez, in which he stated that neither he nor his company, Blue Mariachi Productions, were bound to a contract to sell exclusive rights.

The agreement also states that much of the details of the case will now be kept confidential including depositions, financial records and other “project production information.”

Quintanilla’s attorneys argued the TV series would violate an estate properties agreement Perez and other members of Selena’s family signed in 1995 following the singer’s death.

In December 2018, Netflix announced a scripted series based on the singer’s life was being developed and produced by the streaming company with the Quintanilla family.

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