Gary Wolf may be entitled to more damages

Court finds jury misinterpreted part of his Disney contract

"Roger Rabbit" creator Gary Wolf may be entitled to more damages in his ongoing case against Walt Disney Pictures and Television, a California appeals court ruled Friday.

The three-judge panel unanimously found the jury in the case misinterpreted a term used in the controlling contract between Wolf and Disney when deciding damages.

Wolf sued Disney in 2001, claiming an audit of the financial records indicated he was owned more money. Disney filed a counter-complaint against Wolf claiming it had overpaid him.

Wolf ultimately prevailed, receiving about $658,000 in damages. The case will now return to state court where the judge will determine whether the misinterpretation makes any difference to the damages awarded.