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LEIGH ANN BURTON SUES OSCAR DE LA HOYA AND GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS LLC
ALLEGES DEFENDANTS WRONGFULLY TOOK THE IDEA BEHIND
"THE NEXT GREAT CHAMP" TELEVISION SHOW
Los Angeles, CA (September 1, 2004) – Leigh Ann Burton filed a civil complaint for damages today in Los Angeles Superior Court against Oscar De La Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions LLC for wrongfully taking her idea for a reality television show now titled "The Next Great Champ" which will air September 7, 2004 on Fox TV. The Plaintiff alleges breach of implied-in-fact contract, breach of confidence and unfair competition, among other claims. Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions and an Executive Producer of the show, is also named as a defendant. The Plaintiff seeks a jury trial and punitive damages. She is represented by Bruce A. Broillet and Scott H. Carr with the Santa Monica, CA law firm of Greene, Broillet, Panish & Wheeler, LLP. Burton vs. Oscar de la Hoya, Case No. BC320906.