By Sandra Gonzalez
June 15, 2011 at 07:45 PM EDT

L.A. Superior Court Judge Alan Goodman ruled today that Charlie Sheen’s case against Warner Bros. will proceed in arbitration rather than go to trial, a ruling that will ultimately work in the studio’s favor.

Warner Bros. issued a statement reacting to the ruling: “We’re very gratified by the court’s ruling enforcing the parties’ arbitration agreement.”

A rep for Sheen had no comment.

Back in early March, Sheen filed a $100 million lawsuit claiming that Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre and the studio wrongfully attributed “the suspension of the series and termination of Mr. Sheen’s contract on Mr. Sheen’s alleged statements, conduct, and condition, despite the fact that Mr. Sheen is in compliance with his contract.”

Sheen’s team fought to get him a trial and had previously requested to halt arbitration proceedings; however, that request was denied soon after.


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