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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Estate of “Hawaii Five-O” Creator Settles $100 Million Lawsuit


The estate of Hawaii Five-O creator Leonard Freeman has come to a settlement with Freeman’s former talent agent George Litto.

No details of the settlement have been provided, but Litto was seeking $10 million in punitive damages as well as a chunk of profits from the 2010 reboot version of the Hawaii cop show.  Litto says he and Freeman's widow came to an agreement giving him significant rights in connection with future versions of Hawaii Five-O.  Litto claimed CBS and Leonard’s heirs wrongly excluded him from the negotiations for the reboot. 

See Dominic Patten, CBS & ‘Hawaii Five-O’ Creator’s Estate Settle $100M Lawsuit with Talent Agent, Deadline, March 12, 2014.


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