An Average lawsuit

Alfred LaPonza, a building contractor who appeared on season two of the NBC reality show Average Joe, filed a suit in a Cleveland federal court claiming NBC stole his ideas and used them in later seasons of the show. He was joined in the $40 million suit by two other men, who also claim their ideas were stolen by NBC.

Average Joe follows a group of regular guys as its members compete for the affections of a beautiful lady. The three men filing the suit claim NBC used their suggestions for makeovers, tasks, and other activities that are currently being shown on season four of the show.

This is the second reality-show lawsuit to make the news, as just last week, a Chicago-area family sued the makers of Renovate My Family for allegedly destroying its house.

NBC had no comment on the Average Joe lawsuit but announced it was making a reality show about reality-show contestants suing television networks.

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I wish all reality shows would be sued off the air....
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Fair Game if its true!
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That why you never say stuff on reality show or to one with out coyrighting the ideas..lol...i think they also doing this cause they didnt get to come back like some did..lol
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Maybe next time they decide to appear on a lame reality show, they should write down every little thought that comes into their heads and then have them copyrighted. It would only be slightly less moronic than lawsuits like this.
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I hate that we live in a world were two difrent people cant have two similar ideas!
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Oh, great. And they hired some average lawyers in an average courtroom, with an average judge and jury, for an average settlement.

And, all that over a below average show.
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NBC steal stuff from average people, they would never do such a thing. Well, there was that one time
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