ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: REPRESENTING THE UNPOPULAR CLIENT

Entertainment Litigation Blog

While the transactional lawyer can make the business decision not to represent the unpopular actor in future deals, it's a little more complicated for a litigator like me. So for litigators who are already in a case, it's not simply a matter of ditching the now-undesirable client.

Bloomberg Law Says It Has ‘Significantly’ Expanded its Litigation Analytics

Media Law

Bloomberg Law says it has today rolled out a significant expansion of its Litigation Analytics suite, now providing analytics on over 100,000 attorneys from over 775 law firms, in addition to analytics on over 7,000 law firms, 70,000 public companies, 3.5 For recruitment and hiring purposes, Litigation Analytics delivers a comprehensive snapshot of a prospective hire’s track record in federal litigation, Bloomberg Law says.

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ENTERTAINMENT & MEDIA LITIGATION: LOSING ANONYMITY

Entertainment Litigation Blog

COMMUNICATION IN THE SOCIAL MEDIA AGE By now, you've seen the image. In June 2011, the Vancouver Canucks lost game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals to the Boston Bruins in Vancouver. Chaos ensued, and Vancouver burned.

Weinsteins, Lionsgate settling 'Precious' litigation

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and Lionsgate have agreed to a complete settlement that will end the bicoastal litigation over ownership of. Tags: Bert Fields Copyright John Sloss Litigation By Matthew Belloni EXCLUSIVE: The long-running legal battle over "Precious" is about to come to an end. Sources tell us the Weinstein Co.

Lex Machina Extends Its Analytics To Insurance Litigation

Media Law

The legal analytics platform Lex Machina , which is owned by LexisNexis, has been steadily expanding its coverage into new practice areas, and today has added insurance litigation.

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: 2010 NINTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL CONFERENCE

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JUDGES, ACADEMICS AND PRACTICING LAWYERS GATHER FOR YEARLY CONFERENCE The 2010 Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference took place last week in Maui, Hawaii with United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy as the keynote speaker.

Agent defection creates nasty litigation

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Tags: Contracts & Riders Labor Litigation Representation Sports

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ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: DISNEY/PIXAR DEFEAT COPYRIGHT LAWSUIT

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STUDIO WINS ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION RELATING TO "CARS" FRANCHISE The studios behind the "Cars" motion picture franchise ended their July with a bang -- winning their litigation in Los Angeles federal court over the creation of the franchise.

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ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: THE ART OF A TRIAL

Entertainment Litigation Blog

TOP COURTROOM MOTION PICTURES In the spirit of the many lists of "top" whatever in the entertainment industry, I decided to write about my favorite courtroom films. Before doing so, I decided to do "research" -- so I purchased some movies that I had not seen before and some others that I had not seen in a while. It was gruesome research watching all these films. But someone had to do it.

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O'Melveny Loses Litigator Marvin Putnam to Rival

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He's the third trial lawyer to leave the powerhouse firm in recent months. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business THR Online Michael Jackson

Bloomberg Law Expands Its Litigation Coverage With New Practical Guidance Content

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Today, Bloomberg Law is rolling out an expansion of those suites with new Practical Guidance resources focused on litigation. In the works — but not yet launched — are additional litigation-related Practical Guidance suites on special defenses and discovery.

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: 2010 NINTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL CONFERENCE

Entertainment Litigation Blog

JUDGES, ACADEMICS AND PRACTICING LAWYERS GATHER FOR YEARLY CONFERENCE The 2010 Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference took place last week in Maui, Hawaii with United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy as the keynote speaker.

Recent Bill Introduced in Illinois Legislature Would Curtail BIPA Litigation

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In the wake of the Illinois Supreme Court decision that held that claimants need only allege a procedural violation to have standing to bring an action under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) and the continued wave of BIPA-related litigation, the Illinois legislature is considering an amendment to BIPA that would strip the statute of its private right of action.

Lindsay Lohan sprayed with litigation

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Tags: Celebrity Lindsay Lohan Litigation

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: JURY DUTY

Entertainment Litigation Blog

Finally, some day it might be you standing in a courtroom as a litigant, looking for a fair and impartial group of jurors to serve in your case. COMMENTARY ON A CITIZEN'S OBLIGATION TO SERVE Last month, I was summoned to jury duty in a not-so-desirable area of Los Angeles County. I was happy to serve and fulfill my obligation. For a trial lawyer, serving on a jury -- and even just appearing for jury duty and being a part of a jury pool -- is educational.

Free Webinar: Litigation Tool Tips – A Holistic Approach to Litigation Technology

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Eastern, I will be moderating a free, one-hour webinar, Litigation Tool Tips: A Holistic Approach to Litigation Technology, presented by the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division. The post Free Webinar: Litigation Tool Tips – A Holistic Approach to Litigation Technology appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. One week from today, on April 28 at 1 p.m.

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Jill Ratner Promoted to Exec VP Litigation for Fox Entertainment Group

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Previously, Ratner served as senior vp litigation. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

ENTERTAINMENT & MEDIA LITIGATION: LOSING ANONYMITY

Entertainment Litigation Blog

COMMUNICATION IN THE SOCIAL MEDIA AGE By now, you’ve seen the image. In June 2011, the Vancouver Canucks lost game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals to the Boston Bruins in Vancouver. Chaos ensued, and Vancouver burned. Sports fans rioting in disappointment over losing a championship (or in celebration of winning one) is hardly unusual.

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: REPRESENTING THE UNPOPULAR CLIENT

Entertainment Litigation Blog

WHEN DOES A LAWYER GET TO DITCH A CLIENT Mel Gibson's recent diatribes -- lending credence to the widely held view that he's a racist and abuser of women -- provoke an old but interesting debate about lawyers' duties to clients and when a lawyer can "fire" a client.

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: STUDIOS SETTLE "WATCHMEN" LITIGATION

Entertainment Litigation Blog

However, in this litigation, Fox was in the process of seeking a permanent injunction to block the movie's release, which the court was scheduled to hear next week, on January 20. So it should come as no surprise that the studios decided to settle the case before they had to litigate the injunction in court. FOX AND WARNER BROTHERS COME TO AN APPARENT AGREEMENT ON UPCOMING TENTPOLE FILM In a filing with the United States District Court in Los Angeles yesterday, Fox and Warner Bros.

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: DISNEY/PIXAR DEFEAT COPYRIGHT LAWSUIT

Entertainment Litigation Blog

STUDIO WINS ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION RELATING TO “CARS” FRANCHISE. The studios behind the “Cars” motion picture franchise ended their July with a bang — winning their litigation in Los Angeles federal court over the creation of the franchise. The unwillingness to make a decision — either way — contributes to the tremendously high cost of litigation.

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ALM Shuts Down Smart Litigator, Its Web Resource for Litigators

Media Law

The ad was for Smart Litigator, a product launched in 2010 by ALM as a multi-faceted resource for litigators. The post ALM Shuts Down Smart Litigator, Its Web Resource for Litigators appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Among my dubious claims to fame was having had my over-sized visage plastered on a full-page ad that ran in the New York Law Journal in 2011.

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: THE BRATZ BEAT BACK BARBIE ON APPEAL

Entertainment Litigation Blog

Chief Judge Alex Kozinski's entertaining opinion today likely will have far reaching consequences beyond toymakers -- affecting involving copyright infringement, trademark infringement and constructive trust litigation.

Sag on Empirical Studies of Copyright Litigation

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Matthew Sag, Loyola University (Chicago) School of Law, is publishing Empirical Studies of Copyright Litigation in 2 Research Handbook on the Economics of Intellectual Property Law (Peter S.

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: LINDSAY LOHAN SUES E*TRADE FOR $100 MILLION

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ACTRESS CLAIMS BABY GIRLFRIEND COMMERCIAL IS ABOUT HER Actress Lindsay Lohan is once again in the news. This time, however, it's not because of what Lohan and her running buddies have done in some nightclub, or the latest in the ongoing feud between Lohan and her father.

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ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: THE ROGER CLEMENS PERJURY TRIAL

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A CONTINUING REMINDER OF THE NEED FOR STRONG ADVISORS Roger Clemens must feel like he's under siege these days.

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: BEASTIE BOYS SUED FOR ILLEGAL SAMPLING

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HOP-HOP LABEL FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST GROUP DAY BEFORE MCA LOSES FIGHT WITH CANCER Adam “MCA” Rauch co-founded the “Beastie Boys” hip hop group with Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Adrock” Horovitz.

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: THE BRATZ BEAT BACK BARBIE ON APPEAL

Entertainment Litigation Blog

Chief Judge Alex Kozinski's entertaining opinion today likely will have far reaching consequences beyond toymakers -- affecting copyright infringement, trademark infringement and constructive trust litigation.

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: JURY DUTY

Entertainment Litigation Blog

COMMENTARY ON A CITIZEN'S OBLIGATION TO SERVE Last month, I was summoned to jury duty in a not-so-desirable area of Los Angeles County. I was happy to serve and fulfill my obligation. For a trial lawyer, serving on a jury -- and even just appearing for jury duty and being a part of a jury pool -- is educational. However, some people seemingly will go to great lengths to avoid jury service. The following is my rant on what I observed some people are willing to do to avoid serving on a jury.

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: THE ROGER CLEMENS PERJURY TRIAL

Entertainment Litigation Blog

I have faced such decisions numerous times during the course of providing advice both before or after litigation. A CONTINUING REMINDER OF THE NEED FOR STRONG ADVISORS. Roger Clemens must feel like he’s under siege these days. Once certain that he’d be elected to the baseball hall of fame, Clemens is now on trial for the second time on perjury charges for lying about his supposed use of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs).

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: WARNER BROS. SETTLES "HANGOVER II" LAWSUIT

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STUDIO SETTLES COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT CLAIM BROUGHT BY TATTOO ARTIST Late last month, Warner Bros. settled the copyright infringement lawsuit brought by the tattoo artist who designed the tatoo which appears on the face of former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson. The tattoo artist, S.

WME Settles Real Estate Litigation

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Daniel Miller The talent agency backed out of a lucrative Beverly Hills lease after the merger of Endeavor with the William Morris Agency. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. The Business Business William Morris Endeavor Real Estate

Warner Bros. bulks up for 'Superman' litigation

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Tags: Copyright Litigation

Still more litigation for ThinkFilm's Bergstein

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The latest to come to light are a lawsuit for alleged failure to properly distribute a movie, Tags: Litigation By Alex Ben Block Even as producer David Bergstein plows ahead in the movie business, the lawsuits and judgments continue to pile on.

Tolkiens, New Line settle 'Rings' litigation

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Tags: Litigation

Lex Machina Expands Its Legal Analytics Into Commercial Litigation

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The legal analytics company Lex Machina today announced what it is describing as the most ambitious and largest expansion yet of its analytics into a new practice area, commercial litigation. The post Lex Machina Expands Its Legal Analytics Into Commercial Litigation appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Warners wins round in Superman litigation

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Tags: Litigation

Beyonce perfume smells like litigation

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Tags: Celebrity Litigation Trademark

DirecTV's 'NFL Sunday Ticket' Spurs Wave of Antitrust Litigation

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The TV market would be quite different if it were not for live professional football, the lawsuit theorizes. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: THE ART OF A TRIAL

Entertainment Litigation Blog

TOP COURTROOM MOTION PICTURES In the spirit of the many lists of "top" whatever in the entertainment industry, I decided to write about my favorite courtroom films. Before doing so, I decided to do "research" -- so I purchased some movies that I had not seen before and some others that I had not seen in a while. It was gruesome research watching all these films. But someone had to do it.

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ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: MADONNA'S BATTLE OVER "MATERIAL GIRL" TRADEMARK

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More 'Sahara' litigation! Cussler sues Anschutz all over again

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Despite a March appellate court ruling in the long-running litigation between author Clive Cussler (right) and Philip Anschutz's Crusader Entertainment, Cussler today reignited the dispute. Tags: Litigation By Matthew Belloni EXCLUSIVE: You thought the epic legal battle over "Sahara" was done, right?

ENTERTAINMENT & MEDIA LITIGATION: FORMER UCLA BASKETBALL PLAYER REEVES NELSON SUES SPORTS ILLUSTRATED FOR DEFAMATION

Entertainment Litigation Blog

LAWSUIT TARGETS ARTICLE WRITTEN BY PULITZER PRIZE WINNING AUTHOR. Former UCLA men’s basketball player, Reeves Nelson, has filed a lawsuit for defamation against Sports Illustrated resulting from SI’s March 2012 article entitled, Special Report: Not The UCLA Way.