Judge dismisses Judy Series Library $95M sale lawsuit; Planned Appeal – Deadline

Judith Schindlin and CBS battle between Rebel Entertainment Partners over $95 million in sales Judy Judy The library is over, but not finished.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Kristin S. Escalante has proposed to dismiss a two-year-old lawsuit by a company owned by Shindlin, Big Ticket Pictures and Paramount Global from a self-described “heir in the interest” rebel for more than $5 million. The latter claims they are owed for the 2017 combined sale. Defendants Big Ticket Pictures, Inc.; CBS Studios, Inc.; CBS Corporation; Judith Schindlin; and Her Honor, Inc. are entitled to a judgment in their favor on all cause of action, as fully reflected in the order , which is signed and filed on this date and is included here in the context of the Court File,” declares a mid-September 28 LASC judge order (read it here).

However, before the victory dance began, Friedman + Tatelman played a tune of their own to represent the rebel.

“The judge found that despite CBS’s persistent denial that the sale Judge Judy The library was never, CBS’ own financial records show that should not have happened,” Hollywood heavyweight attorney Brian Friedman told Deadline today. “Given that fact, the matter will be decided in the Court of Appeals. I am confident that the Court of Appeal will rule in favor of our clients.”

Contacted by Deadline, representative for now Judy Justice The host had no comment on the ruling in an often acidic suit. CBS Media Ventures also did not comment on Thursday.

In the midst of a series of lawsuits in 25 seasons of the highly profitable and very well-watched courtroom series, one involving another by Rebel himself, this jury-demand case was first reported in August 2020 for the Covid-19 was filed at the center of the first wave of the pandemic. Hitting out at former CBS overlord Les Moonves, former CBS programming chief Armando Nunez, Sheindlin and others five years ago over the low-ball sales of the now-defunct series, Rebel alleged that he was only entitled to any profit from Judge Judy. 5% was not outstanding. shows, but a piece of similar promotion, such as the repeat, over and over again 2017 library sale.

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Needless to say, Sheindlin and CBS made it very clear that they thought Judge Judy The original Packager talent agent Richard Lawrence and his Abrams, Rubloff & Lawrence firm had this way on their skis. “If Mr. Lawrence could at any time in history produce a contract signed by me and Mr. Lawrence on the same page, I would toast that contract, smear it with cream cheese and eat it on national television, Shendlin said in a statement to Deadline at the time. There has been no contract and no such feast, it should be noted.

Now, ironically, at the heart of Hollywood’s business, the appeal will have another half-life in it, even as all of the parties involved have literally moved on to other things.

Once attempts to reach a deal with CBS TV Distribution for more seasons of Emmy-winning Daytimer, which paid her $47 million per year, failed, Schindlin announces the end Judge Judy in 2020. Joining former CBS executive Scott Condell’s Sox Entertainment, the former Manhattan family court judge was soon introducing a new series. A show that found a lucrative home on streaming with its November 2021 debut Judy Justice On Amazon-owned IMDb TV, now called Freevee.

Judy Justice Back in March it was renewed for a second season, with new episodes expected soon.