Producers Press Case Against Piven

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 28, 2009 9:26 AM CST
Jeremy Piven, left, Raul Esparza and Elisabeth Moss, walk off stage following their performance on opening night of David Mamet's Broadway play "Speed The Plow" in New York Thursday Oct. 23, 2008.   (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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(Newser) – The producers of Speed-the-Plow haven't given up their legal pursuit of Jeremy Piven,Variety reports. They plan to seek independent arbitration, which could result in serious fines for the actor. A panel of actors and producers failed to reach consensus on a possible penalty last week, leading to the producers' new decision. Piven bailed on the Broadway play citing mercury poisoning.
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