CBS Throws the Actors a Bone in $10 Million ‘Happy Days’ Lawsuit

Jul 21, 2011  •  Post A Comment

With a lawsuit under way in which a number of former “Happy Days” stars are suing CBS Studios for more than $10 million, the complainants have reportedly received checks for $6,000 to $6,500 each — and the studio says that’s all they’re getting, the Associated Press reports.

The lawsuit filed in April by the original cast members of the classic hit ABC show — including Marion Ross, Anson Williams, Don Most and Erin Moran, along with the widow of Tom Bosley — says the studio owes them a share of profits from merchandise connected to the show.

Attorney Jon Pfeiffer, who is representing the complainants, said in reference to the checks that the studio "claimed that is the full payment for all that was owed."

According to the story: “After the case was filed, CBS said in a statement that it was aware of the issue and was seeking a resolution. ‘We agree that funds are owed to the actors and have been working with them for quite some time to resolve the issue,’ CBS’s statement read.”

Not participating in the lawsuit are two of the show’s highest-profile cast members, Henry Winkler and Ron Howard.

Pfeiffer said the lawsuit is continuing and he will be providing additional details to the court for an amended complaint.

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