Bill Nye to Take Disney to Court in $28 Million Profit Battle
Bill Nye to Take Disney to Court
in $28 Million Profit Battle.
4, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge
ruled in favor of Nye, permitting him to
take “limited claims” against Disney to trial.
Nye initially filed his complaint in 2017 after
he discovered Disney did not pay him properly
for his 1990s show, ‘Bill Nye the Science Guy.’.
Disney has since attempted to have the
case thrown out, arguing that Nye took
too long to voice his complaint.
However, the court’s most recent ruling
prevented Disney from lowering the
case to an “accounting spectacle.”.
We welcome the opportunity to litigate
the remainder of our clients’ case at trial
and finally recover the damages Mr. Nye
and his fellow producers are entitled to, Lawyers for Bill Nye, via Fox.
Nye estimates he is owed over $28 million
in damages by Disney, as he was entitled to
16.5 percent of the show’s total net profit.
Nye is also seeking an award of compensatory
and punitive damages due to Disney’s repeated
intentional dodging of his initial audit.
It is our hope that this case, which Disney
has fought so hard to stall, will finally shine
some light upon the improper accounting
practices that Disney utilizes to unjustly
deprive profit participants, like our clients,
of their fair share of revenues from the
programing that they work so hard to create.
, Lawyers for Bill Nye, via Fox.
Nye's trial against Disney is scheduled for
May 2020, and will take an estimated 10 days