Members of the public who had their lawsuit against Borat producers thrown out of court have launched an official appeal.
British funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen and executives at 20th Century Fox have been hit with a number of lawsuits from people who allege they were manipulated into participating in the 2006 comedy film.
A number of plaintiffs who had already lost their case in lower court rulings joined forces for a single appeal, which was heard by a three-judge panel in a court in New York on Wednesday (28Oct09).
The group, including Borat's driving instructor Michael Psenicska and etiquette teacher Kathie Martin, argued the dismissal should be overturned and the lawsuit heard by a jury trial.
The plaintiffs claimed the release forms they signed aren't valid as they were allegedly tricked into authorising them, according to RadarOnline.com.
The Ali G star has faced a lot of legal troubles over his comic creations in the past - most recently, comedian Pauly Shore accused Cohen of stealing a scene from his comedy Adopted for 2009's Bruno.