A&E Gets 'Storage Wars' Star's Termination Suit Pared

Law360, Los Angeles (March 12, 2013, 8:14 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Tuesday trimmed a former “Storage Wars” star's suit against A&E Television Networks LLC and the reality show's production company, saying a free speech law bars him from alleging the show is rigged and deceives the public.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Johnson ruled that David Hester's unfair business practices claim failed under California's anti-Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation law. Hester claimed he could allege a “fraud on the public” because the producers of “Storage Wars” rigged the show by “salting” storage...
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