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CBS and production company want to move lawsuit by NCIS actor to federal court


By Gabriel Neves | Aug 25, 2018

Justin Lebrun, center, of NCIS: New Orleans is suing CBS and Wings Production. | Twitter

NEW ORLEANS –– CBS Corporation and a production company wants a lawsuit filed by Justin Lebrun of the TV show "NCIS: New Orleans" to move to federal court.

CBS and Wings Productions asked the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana to move the case from the 34th Judicial District Court, because Lebrun is seeking more than $75,000.

Lebrun filed a lawsuit against CBS and Wings Productions, alleging police officers converged on him while filming an armed robbery scene. He seeks damages for medical expenses, physical pain and suffering and mental pain and anguish, including post-traumatic stress disorder.

According to documents, Lebrun went to counseling and was diagnosed with depression, PTSD and anxiety, all resulting of "his interaction with the authorities while filming for a television show." 

The counselor, Lawrence Dilks, recommended that "Mr. Lebrun have individual counseling on a regular basis; have regular consultation with his treating physician and remain off work for a minimum of 6 months to focus on treatment."

Wings Productions is a company started by actor Mark Harmon in 2014. CBS broadcasts the "NCIS" shows.

The defendants are represented by Michael Zsembik of Waller & Associates of Metairie.

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