Brando Estate, Ashley Furniture End Suit Over Sofa Line

Law360, New York (February 6, 2012, 5:21 PM EST) -- The trust that holds actor Marlon Brando's intellectual property rights resolved its suit Friday with Ashley Furniture Industries Inc. over the company's "Brando" line of sofas and ottomans, after Ashley agreed to pay $356,000 to end the litigation.

U.S. District Judge Dolly M. Gee signed off on a judgment in favor of rights holder Brando Enterprises LP — which was created by the Marlon Brando Living Trust — for $301,000 in damages and $55,000 in attorneys' fees based on a stipulation filed by the parties when...
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