Ex-One Life to Live Scribe Sues ABC For Alleged Unpaid Royalties

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Disney's legal team must keep Antacids on hand, thanks to all of the soap opera-related lawsuits they have to defend. Former One Life to Live co-head writer Alison "Sam" Hall is suing over royalties he claims he's due following OLTL airing on Hulu, iTunes and OWN.

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According to the suit Hall filed Tuesday in New York, he struck a deal with ABC to receive a $1,000 weekly royalty check for as long as OLTL was being broadcast. Hall alleges he hasn't received a payment since Jan. 13, 2012. 

The writer claims he is entitled to the sum of $50,000, due to OLTL being brought back for a time by Prospect Park, which aired the soap online and on Oprah Winfrey's cable channel. This dude wrote for OLTL from 1978-84 and was still getting a grand a week almost three decades later? I want his agent!