Love Hewitt Won't Face Legal Action Over Ghost Whisperer
JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT's former management company has dropped an unpaid commission lawsuit against the actress.
Executives at Handprint Entertainment filed suit against the star in April 2007, accusing her of reneging on a verbal deal to pay 10 per cent commission for every deal they secured for her while she was their client.
The management team claim they helped Love Hewitt land the lead role in hit TV show The Ghost Whisperer.
But Love Hewitt parted ways with Handprint Entertainment in 2005 - the same year Ghost Whisperer premiered on U.S. TV.
Handprint Entertainment heads wanted at least $375,000 (GBP187,500) in damages, after alleging the show brought the actress back "to national prominence as a TV star".
However, in a request filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday (29Jul08), the management firm's bosses have asked for a judge to dismiss the suit.
An attorney for the company has refused to comment on the reasons for the move, but the legal papers state the request was filed "with prejudice" - meaning the plaintiff has decided not to pursue the case in the future.