'Fear the Walking Dead' Lawsuit Settles

'Fear the Walking Dead' Lawsuit Settles

While multiple big-money fights over The Walking Dead rage on, The Hollywood Reporter has learned a dispute over the spinoff has quietly settled.

Mel Smith, author of comic series Dead Ahead, in July sued AMC Networks, Robert Kirkman and others associated with Fear the Walking Dead. He claimed the show's second season was derived from his work. Also named as a defendant was David Alpert, who is Kirkman's business partner and manager and had been Smith's agent.

In February, U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh denied AMC's motion to dismiss the complaint, finding "what Defendants essentially seek is ...

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