‘Modern Family’ Cast, 20th Century Fox Patch Up Contract Row

Law360, New York (July 30, 2012, 2:49 PM EDT) -- 20th Century Fox Television and several cast members of the ABC comedy “Modern Family” have ironed out a contract dispute that had threatened to derail production of the show, a studio spokesman confirmed Friday.

Fox, the sitcom's producer, has entered into new agreements with Sofia Vergara and four other cast members that resolve the actors' California state lawsuit accusing the studio of violating a state contract rule that forbids the enforcement of personal service contracts for periods beyond seven years, the spokesman confirmed.

Representatives for Fox...
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