A&E Hit With $5M Suit Over 'Pawn Stars' Agency Switch

Law360, New York (December 12, 2012, 6:27 PM EST) -- Talent agency Venture IAB Inc. on Tuesday filed a $5 million suit in California against A&E Television Networks LLC, alleging the network convinced the stars of "Pawn Stars," a reality show about a Las Vegas pawn shop, to end their agreements with Venture and sign with a rival agency.

In a complaint filed in California Superior Court in Los Angeles County, Venture accused A&E of interfering with its business by convincing the "Pawn Stars" talent to terminate their agreements with it to sign with United Talent...
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