A&E Slammed For Forum Shopping In Reality TV Dispute

Law360, New York (June 11, 2010, 5:18 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has thrown out A&E Television Networks' declaratory judgment action against Genuine Entertainment Inc., scolding the channel for forum shopping and ruling that the suit mirrors a breach of contract case brought against A&E in California state court.

Judge Richard Holwell of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granted Genuine's motion to dismiss Thursday, determining that although A&E had beaten the production company to the courthouse — filing its action one day before Genuine brought suit against A&E in...
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