Current TV, Olbermann settle legal dispute

Current TV, Olbermann settle legal dispute

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 21: Co-host Keith Olbermann of "Sunday Night Football" speaks during the NBC Universal portion of the Television Critics Association Press Tour held at the Beverly Hilton hotel on July 21, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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Posted on March 14, 2013 at 8:34 AM

Updated Friday, Oct 25 at 9:57 PM

(AP) — Keith Olbermann and Current TV say they've settled their dispute nearly a year after Olbermann was fired by the network and responded with a $50 million lawsuit.

Both parties say in a Wednesday statement that the terms of the settlement are confidential.

Olbermann was fired last March as a host and executive at the left-leaning cable talk network.

Olbermann sued, claiming Current violated his agreement and engaged in shoddy production values. Current's countersuit accused him of breaching his contract, including taking vacation without notice.

The at-times volatile host came to Current in June 2011 after a stormy eight-year stint at MSNBC, which he abruptly left that January.

Current, co-founded by Al Gore, is now being acquired for $500 million by Al-Jazeera, which is owned by the government of Qatar.

 

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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