Arbitrator Says Fox Dug A $179M Grave In 'Bones' Profit Row

Law360 (February 27, 2019, 10:14 PM EST) -- An arbitrator thrashed 21st Century Fox Inc. and affiliates for their “reprehensible conduct” as he awarded $179 million to key players behind the TV crime drama “Bones” who accused the studio of wrongly withholding chunks of the show’s profits, according to competing filings made Wednesday in California state court.

In a Feb. 4 ruling made public by Wednesday’s court filings, arbitrator Peter D. Lichtman lambasted Fox for the conduct alleged by “Bones” lead actors Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz as well as TV producer Barry Josephson and Kathleen Reichs, who wrote the books that inspired the series. He also fumed at...

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