Entertainer Tracey Ullman doesn’t have to pay Hollywood studio legal fees resulting from an unsuccessful lawsuit she filed over profits from “The Simpsons” television show, a Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday.
Attorney Lou Meisinger, representing 20th Century Fox, wanted Ullman to reimburse up to $ 900,000 spent by his client to defend itself.
Earlier this year, Ullman sought 10% of profits generated by Fox’s hit cartoon series “The Simpsons,” whose characters were introduced on her now-canceled variety program, “The Tracey Ullman Show.”
A jury voted against Ullman, saying the performer’s show rights pertained only to characters she created or portrayed.
Judge Diane Wayne rejected Meisinger’s claim that Ullman’s lawsuit was frivolous and that she knew she had no right to the millions generated by “Simpsons” marketing products.