Courtroom TV Stole Shoplifting Show Idea, Suit Claims

Law360, New York (October 31, 2012, 2:29 PM EDT) -- Two Los Angeles men on Tuesday accused Turner Broadcasting System Inc.'s Courtroom Television Network LLC of stealing their idea for a show based on investigations and arrests of shoplifters.

Harry Dunn and Steven Bloch claim they pitched a show to Courtroom TV, which now operates as TruTV, called “Hands Off The Merchandise” that would detail shoplifting investigations from the perspective of retail store loss prevention employees. Though Courtroom TV ultimately turned down their idea after expressing some interest, the network later came out with its own...
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