Don Johnson gets $19M in lawsuit for 'Nash Bridges' profits

Posted By GABRIELLE LEVY,  |  Feb. 12, 2013 at 9:29 AM
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More than 10 years after Nash Bridges went off the air, it's star is finally getting the payday he says he was due.

Don Johnson finally resolved his dispute with Rysher Entertainment, receiving a $19 million after more than two years of court battles over profits for the series.

In 2010, a court awarded Johnson $50 million, but in October, the California Court of Appeals cut the award to $15 million. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Johnson has signed an acknowledgement that he is satisfied with the $19 million, which Rysher wired to his production company at the end of January.

Johnson sued Rysher, claiming his 1995 contract entitled him to half-ownership of the series if it lasted at least 66 episodes. Nash Bridges was on air from 1996 to 2001, and aired 122 episodes.

A jury in the 2010 trial sided with Johnson, awarding him $23.2 million; then, the judge awarded $28.5 million in interest. The appellate court cut the amount down, charging that the judge and jury had improperly determined the amount of interest.

Rysher is owned by Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner's 2929 Entertainment.

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