Fox Pans Claims It Lifted Plot Of Kiefer Sutherland Show

Law360, New York (August 24, 2012, 2:54 PM EDT) -- Fox Entertainment Group Inc. on Friday slammed a complaint alleging it stole an author's screenplay and turned it into actor Kiefer Sutherland's TV show "Touch," telling a New York federal judge the works had only “scattershot” similarities.

Fox attorney Jonathan Zavin of Loeb & Loeb LLP asked U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III to dismiss the March 12 suit filed by Everette Hallford, who claims "Touch" bears a significant resemblance to his screenplay "Prodigy," which is based on his 2008 novel "Visionary." The screenplay and...
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