You can't win them all!
Hayden Christensen and his brother Tove filed a lawsuit against the television network USA for allegedly ripping off their their proposal for a TV series about a doctor who makes housecalls to the rich and famous.
The brothers said that they pitched an idea for a comedic-drama about a "concierge" doctor show called Housecall in 2005.
Although execs found the idea "fascinating", they passed, but their lawsuit claims they developed their own version Royal Pains instead.
While we can see Hayden and Toves reasoning for filing suit, a federal judge said their breach-of-contract claims were trumped by federal law "concerning materials that are not copyrightable, such as ideas."
Sorry fellas! It doesn't sound like they are giving up hope though, because their lawyer said:
"We are disappointed with the ruling and hope to have it reversed on appeal."
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