Law360: Judge Throws Out US$70M ‘Columbo’ Verdict, Orders New Trial

December 03, 2019

O’Melveny partner Dan Petrocelli was quoted in this Law360 article reporting the firm’s recent win for Universal City Studios, which secured a retrial for Universal. The ruling overturned a previous US$70 million judgement to the creators of Columbo, who are accusing Universal of shorting them on the show’s profits.

“We’re very pleased that the court agreed with our position on the pivotal contract issue,” Petrocelli said, “and look forward to concluding what little remains of this case,” of the recent outcome.

Along with Petrocelli, the O’Melveny team advising Universal includes Anton Metlitsky, and counsel Timothy Heafner and Ephraim McDowell. The team has also been retained to serve as co-counsel after the latest judgment.