Stephen Baldwin loses Kevin Costner court battle
"My name means more to me than money and that's why we didn't settle," Costner tells the Associated Press.
"We're disappointed. We thought we proved rather convincingly that these two guys, Mr. Costner and Mr. Smith, defrauded us," says Baldwin's attorney, James Cobb. "The jury saw it a different way but we respect the jury's verdict."
Baldwin and a friend -- Spyridon C. Contogouris -- were seeking more than $17 million in damages. They claimed that they were unaware that Costner's company -- Ocean Therapy Solutions -- had a deal with BP when they agreed to sell their shares in the company.