Jury Awards ‘Survivor’ Consultant $480K in $14M Lawsuit

Survivor consultant Layne Leslie Britton sued Mark Burnett’s ex partner Conrad Riggs, claiming he was shorted during slightest $14 million for his work on a strike existence foe series, along with other projects. 

Britton’s lawsuit claims a 2000 consulting agreement entitled him to 35 percent of Riggs’ share of income from Survivor and 40 percent of Rig, reduction suitable losses and writer fees. Britton pronounced Riggs didn’t start profitable him until 2002 and stopped in 2006, though he didn’t sue until 2012.

After 8 days of arguments and testimony and dual full days of deliberation, a clan has spoken.

The jury motionless Friday that Riggs’ association Cloudbreak Entertainment owes Britton about $480,000, according to Riggs’ profession Eric M. George of Browne George Ross LLP.

George pronounced a jury found Cloudbreak in crack of contract, though also found that a government of reduction applies. So anything Britton pronounced he was entitled to antiquated 4 years before to a lawsuit is moot.

Riggs as an particular owes Britton nothing, according to George, who pronounced Britton’s final allotment offer before hearing was $9 million, so comparatively, this indemnification endowment is nominal. “We courtesy this as a sum win,” George said.  

Britton’s profession Jeffery D. McFarland, of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Sullivan LLP, could not immediately be reached for comment.

It stays to be seen how Cloudbreak’s new declaration of Chapter 11 bankruptcy will cause into Britton receiving his damages.