A judge has been picked to serve as arbitrator in Charlie Sheen's war against Warner Bros. and Two and a Half Men co-creator Chuck Lorre.
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the Hon. Richard Neil has been chosen to oversee the legal battle among the three parties in which Sheen was fired from the hit CBS show.
All three parties were notified of the selection last week by a letter from JAMS, the dispute resolution company overseeing the private proceedings.
Neil is a former California Court of Appeals judge and he has served an arbitrator and mediator with JAMS since 2001, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was named top neutral by LA's Daily Journal legal newspaper.
He's first-rate, does not suffer fools lightly and has a brilliant legal mind. He'll get to the right answer, that's for sure, said Marshall Grossman of LA's Bingham firm.
Sheen is claiming that he was wrongfully fired from Two and a Half Men and is suing for $100 million.