ABC Again Ducks Writer's Suit Claiming It Stole 'Lost'

Law360, New York (March 8, 2013, 10:40 PM EST) -- A lawsuit by a screenwriter claiming ABC Inc. stole his idea for the television show “Lost” was scuttled for a third time Friday, when a California appeals court ruled the show was made independently and that “Lost” executives didn’t have access to his script.

Consistent with previous rulings on Anthony Spinner’s breach of contract suit, the appeals court ruled Friday that the plaintiff couldn't prove ABC had used a script he allegedly submitted to the network in 1977 as the basis for the hit TV show....
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