Fox Slams Claims It Lifted Idea For 'Lie To Me' TV Series

Law360, Los Angeles (May 11, 2012, 3:44 PM EDT) -- Twentieth Century Fox Television urged a California judge Friday to toss John Gertz Productions' breach of contract suit alleging the studio stole its idea for the television show 'Lie To Me,' arguing the show's creator independently developed the show with producer Brian Grazer.

Grazer and 'Lie To Me' creator Sam Baum both became interested in creating a show based on psychologist Paul Ekman's study of lie detection years before Gertz originally pitched his screenplay 'Lie to Lie' to Fox in 2007. Gertz and Roderick Anscombe, who...
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