Don Johnson Wins $23 Million In 'Nash Bridges' Lawsuit
July 8th, 2010 8:19am EDT
"Miami Vice" star Don Johnson has been granted $23.2 million in a battle with TV executives over profits from his 1990s show "Nash Bridges."
The actor sued bosses at production company Rysher Entertainment, Inc. last year, claiming he was owed half the profits from the show because he owned half of the cop drama's copyright, and on Wednesday he was victorious.
He suggested the series bosses earned more than $300 million in revenues and more than $150 million from syndication, and called for a $100 million settlement.
A judge at Los Angeles County Superior Court ruled in Johnson's favour on Wednesday, although the settlement awarded fell considerably short of the compensation the star had asked for.
The 60-year-old star played a San Francisco cop in the hit TV series.