Despite seeking massive damages, the suit is unlikely to impact AMC's attractiveness as a potential merger or takeover target.
Disney shares have fallen as the company prepares to launch a streaming service to counter Netflix, but it retains an advantage over the streaming giant.
The streaming services have signed two of the biggest TV serial creators in Hollywood, further intensifying the race among entertainment and tech companies for top talent.
Kirkman inked a two-year deal with Amazon.
Discovery and Scripps could combine their networks as part of an over-the-top service.