Partridge Family Star David Cassidy Wins Lawsuit Against Sony


David Cassidy wins lawsuit against Sony

David Cassidy has won a three-year legal battle with Sony over profits from The Partridge family.

The 64-year-old actor and singer had sought millions in unpaid compensation for reruns and merchandise from the popular 70s sitcom, but wound up with only $158,000.  Better than nothing!

The court ruled in the actor’s favor, with an arbitrator awarding the relatively modest amount of $157,964.84.

Cassidy sued Sony in October 2011, claiming Sony was not paying him for the use of his image on the Partridge Family merchandise.

The former child star filed a petition last week in order to confirm the judgement, but also asked for permission to add $57,943.06 in arbitration fees and another $35,824.82 in interest.

David Cassidy performs at the Magic City Casino

It is not completely over as both parties are due back in court later this month.

David starred as teen heartthrob Keith Partridge on the show, who was the lead vocalist and guitarist in the family band.

Shirley Jones, Dave Madden, David Cassidy, Susan Dey; (front row) Brian Forster, Danny Bonaduce, Suzanne Crough

The show lasted for four seasons on the ABC network and had subsequent runs in syndication.

It also starred Shirley Jones, Susan Dey, Danny Bonaduce, Jeremy Gelbwaks, Brian Forster, and Suzanne Crough.

David Cassidy will likely be happy with a little good news, after being arrested three times for DUI since 2010.

In November, his sentencing for his second offense in Schodack, New York was postponed. He also has DUI arrests in Florida and California.

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