The stars of The Sopranos are better off after winning a $1.5 million (GBP882,350) settlement from American electronics chain BEST BUY after claiming the company misappropriated their images in a print advertisment.

The actors were horrified to find their images staring out at them from a 2002 newspaper advertisement and decided to collectively sue.

Lawyers for the cast mates claimed the ad suggested the stars of the show were endorsing Best Buy products - without being paid.

30/01/2004 08:58