Lawsuits alleging Mark Burnett 'The Apprentice' idea theft settled
UPI News Service, 05/23/2006
Lawsuits filed in Los Angeles state and federal courts charging Donald Trump, NBC Universal and Mark Burnett with stealing "The Apprentice" have been settled.
Mark Bethea filed the suits claiming he and Velocity Entertainment Group first pitched the series, "C.E.O." to Mark Burnett and his partner, Carl Riggs, back in 2001, New York's Newsday reported Tuesday.
Their pitch even suggested having Trump host the show, the suit claimed.