Court battle of idea behind 'Flip This House' TV show winding down

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A legal battle has raged for days in court (and years outside of it) over who created the idea for "Flip This House," and how the profit would be split.

If the lawsuit is foreign to you, I'll try to summarize: The first season of A&E's "Flip This House" was based in Charleston and featured the staff of Trademark Properties. Well, the founder of Trademark, local Richard C. Davis, says the idea for the show was his and that the was an agreement to split profits 50/50. A&E says: "nuh-uh."

After the first season Trademark was dropped from the show, and a new team was used. Some $13.7 million in revenue and $5.9 million in expenses was generated in the first season.

The Post and Courier has covered the three days of the trial (1, 2, 3), and a fan of the original show, Mark Lyon, has maintained a Web site tracking the history of the lawsuit.

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