Jon Merrill (no login) Posted Nov 28, 2008 2:34 PM
Originally, Joanna's people filed two lawsuits, one against the producers and the other against Macy's. The first one was dropped once they found out that the show and Equity had binding arbitration, and the last thing they wanted to do was mess with binding arbitration.
The lawsuit against Macy's was just about to go to trial in 2001 when Macy's suddenly settled out of court. The amount of money was never revealed, but it was presumed that the settlement made Joanna a millionaire, which enabled her to pursue a recording career.