Disney Settles ‘Home Improvement’ Profit-Sharing Suit After Six Years – Update

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Updated, 8:28 Am: Disney has settled a long-running profit-sharing lawsuit filed by producers of the 1990s ABC sitcom Home Improvement. The case had been headed toward trial in the coming weeks.

Producers Matt Williams, Carmen Finestra, David McFadzean and their respective production companies first claimed in court in 2013 that Disney owed them money from syndication and other sources for the 1991-99 series that has made more than $1.5 billion for the company. Read details of the case below.

Previously, March 2017: Like a home improvement that you mistakenly thought was completed years ago, Disney saw some legal walls fall today after a California appeals court gave a Home Improvement profit-sharing lawsuit a brand new hammer.

“The trial court accordingly erred in granting summary adjudication in favor of Disney,” 2nd District Appeals Court Justice Laurie Zelon wrote with the agreement of two other judges, setting the stage for a new round of
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