Cheryl Cole Seeks $2.3M In 'X Factor' Contract Suit

Law360, San Diego (December 10, 2012, 10:28 PM EST) -- British pop star Cheryl Cole lodged a suit in California state court Friday accusing the production company for “The X Factor” of shortchanging her about $2.3 million after it decided not to use her as one of the judges for the TV series.

Cole and her company, London-based CC Entertainments Ltd., allege that Blue Orbit Productions Inc. breached a pay-or-play contract the parties entered in April 2011, and owed her millions of dollars even though she never appeared on the singing talent competition show. Such an...
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