Court Upholds $319M Verdict in "Millionaire" Case

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld a $319 million verdict over profits from the game show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" and has rejected a request by Walt Disney Co. for a new trial.

A jury decided in 2010 that Disney hid the show's profits from its creators, London-based Celador International.

The ruling Monday by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found no issues with the verdict. It also determined there were no issues with the judge's rulings in the case.

Celador Chairman Paul Smith praised the ruling in a statement. Disney did not immediately comment.

Celador filed the lawsuit in 2004, and the judgment was entered after a trial that featured testimony from top Disney executives.


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