12:39pm PT by THR staff
A&E, Steven Seagal Resolve Multi-Million Dollar 'Lawman' Suit
A&E Networks and Steven Seagal have amicably resolved the multi-million dollar idea-theft lawsuit over the actor's hit reality show Steven Seagal: Lawman.
In the lawsuit against A&E and Seagal, Idea Factory (and its related companies Genuine Entertainment and Rebel Entertainment Partners) argued that Seagal inked a deal with Idea Factory to do the show and that A&E agreed to an implied contract for Idea Factory to produce any Seagal program (and get executive producer fees, production rental fees and participation in revenue from the show, etc).
Lawyers for A&E and Seagal tried to get the suit dismissed because they claimed there was no deal with Seagal to participate in the Idea Factory show and that Idea Factory's idea for a Seagal show wasn't novel. But in several rulings on summary judgment motions issued, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gregory Alarcon refused to accept A&E's and Seagal's arguments.