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A lawsuit that began with a touch of mysticism has concluded with a dose of inevitability. Last March, just days before the Fox TV series Touch premiered, writer Everette Hallford sued the network, former president Peter Chernin, executive producers Kiefer Sutherland and Tim Kring for copyright infringement. Hallford alleged that the series stole his screenplay, Prodigy, and his novel Visionary, but the claims haven't withstood the scrutiny of a New York federal judge, who tossed the lawsuit on Wednesday. Hallford's book (Visionary) has been described as a story about a reporter sent to cover the visit of the mystic-prophet

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