Fox, Simon Fuller Resolve ‘X-Factor’ Lawsuit

The legal battle between American Idol creator Simon Fuller and Fox over The X-Factor is over. Sources confirm that the two sides have reached a confidential settlement and are moving to have the case dismissed with prejudice. Fuller filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit against the network and the production company Freemantle Media over The X-Factor just before it was set to debut in America.

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‘Idol’ Creator Sues Fox Over ‘X-Factor’

American Idol creator Simon Fuller sued Fox Broadcasting Co. and Fremantle on Wednesday for an executive producer credit and fees for the upcoming Fox show X Factor. The suit creates an exceedingly awkward situation for Fox, which airs Idol and will debut X Factor in September, and Fremantle, which produces both shows.

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