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Author Drops Suit Over NFL Player's Nickelodeon Show

Law360 (July 17, 2018, 3:41 PM EDT) -- An author of children's books on Monday withdrew his New York federal court complaint alleging Nickelodeon parent company Viacom Inc. made a show starring the NFL's Cam Newton with an idea stolen from him, after an arbiter ruled against him.

Nick Katsoris entered a voluntary dismissal of his suit that said Viacom, talent agency William Morris Endeavor and affiliated New York production company IMG Productions used his idea for a children's TV show featuring his character Loukoumi the Lamb to make a new program featuring Newton. This followed what counsel for IMG said was a ruling against him in arbitration proceedings between Katsoris and IMG earlier this year. Viacom...

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