March 23, 2011 9:07am PT by Matthew Belloni
Charlie Sheen Lawyers in Court Trying to Stop Arbitration
UPDATED: Attorneys for Charlie Sheen were denied this morning by a Santa Monica judge in their effort to stop a private arbitration between the Sheen, Warner Bros. and Two and a Half Men producer Chuck Lorre over the actor's firing from the show.
Attorneys for Charlie Sheen are in a Santa Monica court this morning attempting to convince a judge to stop a private arbitration between the actor, Warner Bros. and Two and a Half Men producer Chuck Lorre over the actor's firing from the show.
As we've reported, Warner Bros. initiated an arbitration proceeding against Sheen before the actor sued the studio and Lorre for $100 million. The private dispute resolution company JAMS has decided that it will move forward with the arbitration and its yet-to-be-appointed arbitrator will decide whether the arbitration clause in Sheen's contract provides that all disputes between him, Warners and Lorre will be hash out behind closed doors.
But Sheen wishes to press his claims in court, where the proceeding will be public. So his lawyer Marty Singer filed for a temporary restraining order in Santa Monica courtroom this morning asking a judge to issue an injunction against JAMS from proceeding until the court determines whether Sheen's claims can move forward in the public venue.