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Author Sues Over "Extreme Makeover" Concept

Law360 (June 14, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Los Angeles author has sued a talent agency and a producer, charging they stole her idea for a television program on the experiences surrounding plastic surgery and sold it to ABC for a reality show.

Diana Locke filed her lawsuit late last week in Los Angeles Superior Court against the Endeavor Agency, talent agent Sean Perry, producer Howard Schultz and his company Lighthearted Entertainment.

The suit, which claims breach of confidence, conspiracy and unjust enrichment, seeks damages of at least $10 million.

Locke pitched the...
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