"MODERN FAMILY" CAST MEMBERS SUE
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Contracts are no laughing matter for five stars of the hit sitcom "Modern Family." They've banded together and are suing to void their deals. The suit filed by Sofia Vergara, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell argues that their contracts with 20th Century Fox Television violate a California law prohibiting personal service contracts from extending for more than seven years. They want a judge to rule the contracts illegal and void because they prohibit the actors from other work -- and cap the raises they get for each additional season of the show. No comment from 20th Century Fox.