don johnson nash bridges lawsuit settled gi Don Johnson gets $19M in lawsuit over 'Nash Bridges' profits

Don Johnson just became a much richer man. The television star, who also has a pretty good role in “Django Unchained,” finally settled a lawsuit against Rysher Productions, the company that co-produced his hit series, “Nash Bridges.”
The show aired from 1996 to 2001, and in 2010 a court found that Rysher owed Johnson $23 million in profits, plus an additional $28.5 million in interest, which isn’t too bad at all. Rysher appealed the decision, claiming jury misconduct. They also believed the interest was calculated wrong. In 2011, the California Court of Appeals agreed, cutting what Rysher owed Johnson down to $15 million, plus a smaller amount of interest.
Rather than appealing the appeal, which just sounds ridiculous, the Hollywood Reports says Johnson and Rysher settled in January for a total payment of $19 million, ending the lawsuit.
Still a nice sum of money for Johnson, who can now afford a new leisure suit and speed boat every day, for the rest of his life. That reference was too old, you say?
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