Judge: Mark Cuban must pay Don JohnsonSun Oct 03, 2010 @ 04:55PM PST
Johnson's legal squabble essentially was with Rysher, but the entity once owned by Cox Enterprises has changed hands a few times, and it was unclear who it was that has been benefiting from lucrative international reruns of "Nash."
Qualia owns Rysher now, and 2929 owned it from 2001-06, so they are on the hook with Rysher for the money owed Johnson, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Stern said.
" 'Nash Bridges' was my idea," Johnson said Friday. "Mark Cuban's company and Qualia took all the profits from the show's syndication. I feel vindicated that Rysher, 2929 Entertainment and Qualia are all being held responsible."
Johnson had argued, successfully, that "Nash" so far has generated $325 million in revenue, with $150 million of that coming from worldwide syndication.