A lawsuit over the creation of a successful cable drama series has been settled by Fox Television Studios, the showrunner of USA’s "White Collar" and the showrunner’s agents at CAA, according to The Hollywood Reporter’s Hollywood, Esq.
The suit was filed by Travis Romero, who alleged he came up with the idea for “White Collar” and was cut out of the profits by Fox TV Studios and showrunner Jeff Eastin, the story says.
Romero claimed that he and Eastin, close friends for nearly two decades and creative partners, had come up with the idea in Eastin’s hot tub, according to the piece.
Eastin’s attorney said court papers were filed on Friday to dismiss the case after a settlement was reached. Terms weren’t disclosed.