Judge Tosses $71M NBCU ‘Columbo’ Verdict

Just over a month after a Los Angeles Superior Court judge awarded $70.3 million in profit participation to the creators of the iconic Peter Falk-led detective series, the same judge on Monday threw his own judgment out and ordered a new trial.

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‘Columbo’ Star Peter Falk Dies At 83

The actor won four Emmys for his portrayal of the rumpled TV detective, as well as Oscar nominations for his first two films, died Thursday in Beverly Hills.