The Sopranos by Anthony Neste/HBO The Sopranos by Anthony Neste/HBO

After a five-day trial and 90 minutes of deliberation, a jury decided that Sopranos creator David Chase owes no money to Robert Baer, a former prosecutor and judge who gave Chase the idea for a show about north Jersey mobsters.

Outside the courtroom, the New York Daily News reports, Chase likened the legal action to "a fly buzzing in your bathroom for several years, and now it's been swatted." He then made an awesome allusion to the Sopranos controversial conclusion, saying of the trial, "I hope [fans] like the ending."