Erin Moran and other 'Happy Days' actors settle CBS lawsuit [Real Estate]

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Last month Louisville.com reported that 'Happy Days' star, Erin Moran, had moved to a New Salisbury, IN trailer park after foreclosing her home in California in July 2010. Moran isn't in a financial crunch anymore after settling a $10 million lawsuit with CBS along with three other 'Happy Days' cast members: Anson Williams, Don Most, and Marion Ross (the widow of Tom Bosley). The case was set to go on trial on July 17 in Los Angeles, but CBS decided to make a settlement in which the actors will receive an undisclosed amount of money. Moran should benefit the most from the settlement as she has not received any substantial acting work unlike Williams and Ross who were able to continue acting and directing.

The four cast members claimed they had not been been paid what they were owed for the international sales of "Happy Days" merchandise. This merchandise includes comic books, T-shirts, scrapbooks, trading cards, games, lunch boxes, dolls, toy cars, magnets, greeting cards and DVDs where their images appear on the box covers. According to the lawsuit their contracts stated each actor was to receive 5% of net proceeds, or 2.5% if their images were used in a group. Williams who played 'Potsie' told CNN, "I'm very satisfied with the settlement. And that's all I can say."

Photo: courtesy of CNN

About Anna Blanton
Anna Blanton holds a Bachelors of Arts in Music (violin) and a Minor in Marketing from the University of Louisville. Anna currently plays with the Paducah Symphony, folk rock band- Field of Kings, and fuzz/folk rock band- Jack Holiday and the Westerners. From 9-5 she is the Development Information Manager at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. She is also a Production Assistant for the Beatles festival, Abbey Road on the River.
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