Fox Accused Of Swiping Ideas For New Kiefer Sutherland Show

Law360, New York (March 13, 2012, 1:07 PM EDT) -- Fox Entertainment Group Inc. was hit with a lawsuit in New York federal court Monday by an author alleging the studio ripped off his screenplay and turned it into actor Kiefer Sutherland's new show “Touch.”

Writer Everette Hallford says he wrote a screenplay called “Prodigy,” based on his 2008 novel "Visionary," which featured an autistic boy with special powers that give him knowledge of the “interconnectedness of all things.” Fox's 'Touch," written by Richard Kring, bears significant resemblances to Hallford's work, the complaint alleges.

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