"Happy Days" actors received happy news on Tuesday when a judge denied CBS’s summary judgment motion in a lawsuit over merchandising, according to The Hollywood Reporter’s Hollywood, Esq. The ruling means the dispute between the actors and the show’s distributor is headed to trial next month.
As previously reported, the case was dealt a setback in October, when Los Angeles Judge Elizabeth Allen White threw out a charge that CBS committed fraud by allegedly cheating the actors out of money from licensed consumer products that featured their faces.
The parties are fighting over money for images of the actors on home video releases, the story notes. The plaintiffs, who include 83-year-old actress Marion Ross along with Anson Williams, Don Most, Erin Moran and the wife of the late Tom Bosley, must prove the merits of their claims at a trial scheduled for July 17, according to the article.