'Home Improvement' Creators Sue Disney Over Unpaid Profits

Law360, New York (January 21, 2014, 6:50 PM EST) -- The creators of the hit 1990s sitcom "Home Improvement" sued The Walt Disney Co. in California state court Friday, accusing the company's television production arm of depriving them of their fair share of profits from the licensing and distribution of the series through improper accounting.

The sitcom's creators, David McFadzean, Matt Williams and Carmen Finestra, claim they are contractually entitled to at least 75 percent of the net profits generated by "Home Improvement." But Walt Disney Television has cheated the plaintiffs and their production companies out of their fair share of profits from the series — which has earned $1.5 billion...

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