Disney’s Initial Appeal Of $319M ‘Millionaire’ Verdict Denied; Appeals Court Next Move

Nellie Andreeva

Disney’s bid to overturn the $319 million verdict to Celador, the company behind the Who Wants To Be a Millionaire format, was denied today by Judge Virginia Phillips. Phillips, who oversaw the trial that resulted in the massive award for the … Read More »

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‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?’ Producer Celador May Sue William Morris Next

millionaire-logo-mediumThe London-based production company Celador that created Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? tells me it may go after the Hollywood talent agency with a lawsuit. Celador has just won a $269 million court case against Disney/ABC, which aired the U.S. version … Read More »

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Who Wants To Lose A Lawsuit? Celador Wins ‘Millionaire’ Case Against Disney

millionaire-logo-mediumThe jury in the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? lawsuit returned a verdict for UK-based Celador today finding that the show’s producer was harmed by Disney’s self-dealing actions. The panel awarded damages totalling $269.2 million for the fair market value of broadcast … Read More »

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