LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The CBS television network and several cast members of 1970s hit comedy “Happy Days” reached a settlement in their dispute over royalty payments from sales of merchandise from the show, both parties said on Friday. The agreement requires CBS Corp, which owns the show, and Paramount Pictures, which produced it, to […]
CBS Corp is in settlement talks with cast members of the popular 1970’s TV show “Happy Days” to end a legal dispute over revenues from the sitcom’s merchandise, an agreement that could have broad ramifications for how TV actors are compensated.
Cast members of “Happy Days” were essentially told to “Sit on It!” by a California judge. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Allen White threw out claims by cast members of the legendary series that CBS committed fraud by not paying them the proper amount for merchandising sales, according to CNN. The judge ruled in […]
By ANTHONY McCARTNEY, AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES — “Happy Days” cast members who filed a multimillion dollar lawsuit against CBS over merchandise profits have received checks for a small fraction of the amount they say they are owed, their lawyer said Wednesday. Attorney Jon Pfeiffer said the checks received after the case started were […]
By Alex Dobuzinskis, Reuters LOS ANGELES — Actors from the TV comedy “Happy Days” filed a $10 million lawsuit against CBS and Paramount on Tuesday over profits from merchandising on everything from casino slot machines to T-shirts. Anson Williams, Marion Ross, Don Most and Erin Moran — who all appeared on the 1974-1984 show — […]