Entertainment & Sports Law

Arbitrator Controls $100M Dispute Over Hit Charlie Sheen TV Show; Will Ruling Cut Likely Settlement?


Actor Charlie Sheen may have to arbitrate his $100 million contract dispute with Warner Bros. Television over being axed as the star of Two and a Half Men, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled today.

Under a clause in Sheen’s contract for television’s No. 1 comedy, ruled Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Allan Goodman, it is up to the arbitrator to decide whether the dispute will be heard by a court, the Associated Press reported.

The Hollywood Reporter’s Hollywood, Esq. blog describes the likely procedural progress of the case from here and predicts that Goodman’s ruling will reduce the value to Sheen of a likely settlement.

Earlier coverage:

ABAJournal.com: “Despite His Reported Wild Behavior, Charlie Sheen May Have a Decent Breach of Contract Case”

ABAJournal.com: “Meet Martin Singer, Charlie Sheen’s Lawyer and a ‘Pit Bull’ for Celebrities”

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