Abate’s Endeavor Cleared

Richard Abate is free to leave ICM for Endeavor.

Big-time literary agent Abate had been embroiled in a tug-of-war between ICM and his new agency, run by fellow big-time agent Ari Emmanuel (brother of U.S. Congressman Rahm Emmanuel).

However, a U.S. District Court judge on March 28th refused ICM’s request for a temporary restraining order that would have prevented Abate from cleaning out his office desk, according to Variety.

There’s still some dirty transitional work left, the trade mag said, and the matter has been handed over to an arbitrator who will decide what commissions are owed ICM.