NBC Denies Stealing 'Ghost Hunters' Idea From Pitch

Law360, Los Angeles (June 6, 2013, 10:16 PM EDT) -- NBC Universal Inc. and its Syfy cable channel urged a California judge Thursday to toss a contract suit alleging they stole the idea for the reality show “Ghost Hunters” from a parapsychologist, saying he didn't create anything that was used in the show.

NBC's attorney Gail Migdal Title said the network had an “absolute defense” to Larry Montz's suit because the undisputed evidence showed “Ghost Hunters” was independently created from a demonstration video featuring a Rhode Island plumber, John Hawes, who had begun investigating ghosts and...
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