CBS Fights To Toss 'NCIS' Creator's Contract Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (July 29, 2011, 6:12 PM EDT) -- CBS Studios Inc. asked a California state judge on Friday to dismiss a suit alleging the studio breached contracts by refusing to give the creator of popular television dramas "JAG" and "NCIS" a share of the profits from "NCIS: Los Angeles."

“I would assert that the complaint is an expert-written invitation to descend into a fictional universe that is interesting; it makes for interesting reading, but it just doesn’t derive from the parties’ contracts,” CBS attorney Scott Edelman told Judge Gregory Alarcon, arguing the court should...
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