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Fox Business, Leftfield Settle Reality-Show Lawsuit

Fox Business Network and producer Leftfield Pictures have settled a lawsuit over a scuttled reality series. The production company had been seeking damages after the cable channel pulled out of a series order given to a proposed show about estate-sale managers.

Fox Business had ordered 26 episodes of the series in July, 2014, then bailed three months later. In filings with the New York State Supreme Court, the network accused Leftfield of misrepresenting the identities of participants in the show. Fox Business also claimed that Leftfield had failed to deliver the first six episodes of the show by a Sept. 30, 2014 deadline.

“Leftfield Pictures of NY, LLC and Fox News Network, LLC today announced an amicable and confidential settlement concerning their litigation filed in the Supreme Court of New York,” Fox Business and Leftfield said in a joint statement. “No party has admitted any wrongdoing or liability and there has not been any court finding as to the merits of the lawsuit. The parties have also agreed not to make any additional comments about the terms of the settlement.  Leftfield and Fox News hope to work together in the future.”

Leftfield was acquired in late 2014 by ITV. The series had been envisioned as the first step into reality programming for Fox Business.

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