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NEW YORK (AP) -- Score one for Jeremy Piven.

A professional arbiter has ruled 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.

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

Piven says in a statement that he's pleased with the outcome and says he's been vindicated.

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

The actor is also known for playing Hollywood agent Ari on "Entourage."

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