Zooey Deschanel Too Busy To Mediate Steve Madden Fight

Law360, Los Angeles (September 14, 2011, 4:22 PM EDT) -- Actress Zooey Deschanel told a California judge Wednesday that her filming schedule will keep her from sitting down and mediating a right of publicity and breach of contract fight with Steven Madden Ltd. over an endorsement deal.

Deschanel won't be able to participate in private mediation sessions for the next several weeks because she will be filming future episodes for the “New Girl” comedy show she stars in through the end of October, her attorney Joseph Schleimer told California Superior Court Judge Abraham Khan.

But Steven...
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