Legal argument over who created the A&E reality series about former action star has been settled amicably
According to a release issued on Friday, the dispute was settled amicably and all parties involved have resumed normal business relations.
The dispute began in 2009, when Genuine Entertainment claimed that A&E had stolen the idea from the series from Genuine during meetings between the two companies. A&E subsequently sued Genuine over the claim.
No further details of the settlement were disclosed. Read the full release on the matter below.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 25, 2011
"STEVEN SEAGAL: LAWMAN" DISPUTE
HAS BEEN RESOLVED AMICABLY
LOS ANGELES – Genuine Entertainment, Inc. d/b/a The Idea Factory and Rebel
Entertainment Partners, Inc. and A&E Television Networks, LLC, Steven Seagal,
Steamroller Productions, International Creative Management, Inc., and Nick Reed have amicably resolved their dispute concerning the "Steven Seagal: Lawman" program, and the parties have resumed normal business relations.