Associated Press

Score one for Jeremy Piven.

A professional arbiter has ruled that Piven did not breach his contract with the Broadway producers of "Speed-the-Plow" when the actor abruptly left the revival of the David Mamet play last December.

At the time, Piven's doctor said Piven was suffering from mercury poisoning after eating too much fish.

Piven said he was pleased with the outcome and feels vindicated. The actor is also known for playing Hollywood agent Ari on "Entourage."

The producers expressed disappointment. They say they respect the decision but strongly disagree with it.

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