FX Accused Of Ripping Off Idea For 'The League'

Law360, New York (September 17, 2012, 4:19 PM EDT) -- Two writers accused FX Networks LLC on Thursday of unfairly using their idea for a television show involving group of friends in a fantasy football league as the basis for its hit show “The League.”

In a complaint filed in New York federal court, writers Joseph Balsamo and Peter Ciancarelli claim that FX and “The League” writer, director and producer Jeff Schaffer copied key elements from the authors’ proposal called “The Commissioner.” “The League," which premiered in October 2009, follows the adventures of six friends competing...
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