'JAG' Didn't Beget 'NCIS' Spinoff, CBS Argues

Law360, Los Angeles (October 30, 2012, 5:44 PM ET) -- CBS Studios Inc. urged a California judge on Tuesday to reconsider a tentative ruling preserving claims that it breached a 1992 contract by cutting the creator of TV shows “JAG” and “NCIS” out of profits for “NCIS: Los Angeles,” saying the newer program is not a JAG spinoff.

CBS attorney Scott Edelman told Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gregory Alarcon that Donald Bellisario was pursuing a “last-gasp theory” after the judge dismissed his claims under two later-executed contracts. Edelman argued the network was entitled to summary...
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