When Stars Sue Managers Over Money: Who Should You Believe?

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Johnny Depp blames being broke on his former financial advisers, while Alanis Morissette's ex-business manager is behind bars. Business Business THR Weekly Magazine Power Business Managers

CosmoLex Now Integrates with NetDocuments for Document Management

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CosmoLex , the cloud-based practice management application, is today introducing an integration with the cloud document-management platform NetDocuments. The user is able to see and manage the associated folder structure in NetDocuments and the lists of documents within each folder.

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Johnny Depp Files $25M+ Fraud Lawsuit Against Business Managers

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Depp fired The Management Group in 2016 and his new business manager discovered serious misconduct, according to the suit. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

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New Fox News Race Discrimination Complaint Claims "Plantation-Style" Management

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"[T]he only consistency at Fox is the abhorrent, intolerable, unlawful and hostile racial discrimination that was inflicted on minority employees that appears more akin to Plantation-style management than a modern-day work environment," states one of the suits.

Practice Management Platform PracticePanther Takes ‘Large’ Private Equity Investment

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Panther Software, Miami-based developer of the cloud-based law practice management platform PracticePanther, is announcing today that it has taken an investment from Alpine SG, a portfolio company of the San Francisco private equity firm Alpine Investors. The post Practice Management Platform PracticePanther Takes ‘Large’ Private Equity Investment appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General Legal Practice Management Software practice management PracticePanther

Breaking Practice Management News: Tabs3 Acquires CosmoLex to Expand in the Cloud

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There is major acquisition news today involving practice management technology. Software Technology LLC, developer of Tabs3 Software , a leading desktop law practice management program, has acquired CosmoLex , one of the leading cloud-based practice management platforms.

Johnny Depp Settles Blockbuster Lawsuit Against Business Managers

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About a month away from a trial that would have captivated the entertainment industry, Johnny Depp has settled his blockbuster lawsuit against his former business managers.

LexisNexis Firm Manager Will Go Dark on Oct. 31, 2017

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LexisNexis will turn off its Firm Manager practice management platform on Oct. This follows news reported here in January that LexisNexis was discontinuing sales and suspending development of Firm Manager. The post LexisNexis Firm Manager Will Go Dark on Oct. General Firm Manager LexisNexis practice management31, 2017. A LexisNexis spokesperson said that the company will continue to support and operate the platform until Oct.

Another 20 Questions: Manager Agreements

Music Technology Policy

This weeks topic deals with artist management agreements. Commission Base : Artists will want to make the “Commission Base” as close to a net number as possible, the managers will want to have it be some form of modified gross. Term : Most managers do not like to have less than a five year term, but younger managers should expect to see that period broken down into a couple of options, usually performance based options. Good managers do not want to touch the money.

Breaking: LexisNexis to Discontinue Sales of Its Firm Manager Practice Management Platform

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LexisNexis is discontinuing sales and suspending development of its Firm Manager practice management platform. The post Breaking: LexisNexis to Discontinue Sales of Its Firm Manager Practice Management Platform appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General Firm Manager LexisNexis practice managementThe company sent an email yesterday to consultants and others in its partner network notifying them of the news.

Irving Azoff and Other Top Managers and Artists form the Music Artists Coalition

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Irving Azoff has demonstrated that he’s one of the only managers in the music business who is willing to take on these people in court and we applaud him for it. I’m also really, really pleased to see Susan Genco taking a leading role in the management of the new organization.

Choosing A Law Practice Management System

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Choosing a Law Practice Management System from Robert Ambrogi. The post Choosing A Law Practice Management System appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General practice managementBelow is the presentation I gave last week at Above the Law’s Academy for Private Practice in Philadelphia.

Stan Lee Sues Ex-business Manager for Fraud

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The suit comes after sources close to the comics legend expressed concerns about elder abuse. read more. THR, Esq. Heat Vision Movies Movies THR Online Stan Lee

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Law Practice Management Company PracticePanther Names New CEO

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The cloud law practice management company PracticePanther is announcing today that it has named Soumya Nettimi as its chief executive officer. This is the second major news development this week involving a practice management company. Since then, she has worked in a number of management roles, most recently as a senior product leader at Amazon Web Services. In just a few years, the team at PracticePanther built the leading solution in legal practice management software.

Charlie Sheen's 'Anger Management' Hit With $50 Million Lawsuit (Exclusive)

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Television Television Charlie Sheen FX Anger ManagementMatthew Belloni UPDATED: Producer Joe Roth is alleged to have developed the show with the aid of Jason Shuman and his company but cut the producer out when Sheen signed on to star in the FX series. The case "has no merit," Roth tells THR.

Why the Managers are suing California over the Talent Agencies Act.

Gordon P. Firemark

The National Conference of Personal Managers is suing the State of California, Governor Edmund G. Although he suit was dismissed by the District Court in March of this year, the Managers have now filed their appeal in the 9th Circuit, alleging the District Judge's ruling was in error and an abuse of discretion. The Managers are represented in the appeal by a dream team of constitutional scholars, led by Stephen Rohde, Ryan Fowler, Christopher Good and Bill Ferguson.

Is Pandora Managing By Press Release?

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I don’t know that this “management by walking around press releases” is happening at Pandora, but would you be shocked if it were If you recall the Dot Bomb Bubble, you’ll remember what sometimes happens to newly-public companies. It’s the press release syndrome.

Practice Management Platform Litify Raises $50M in Series A Funding

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Litify , a law firm practice-management technology built on top of the Salesforce.com platform, has raised Series A funding of $50 million in a round led by Tiger Global Management, the company said this morning.

Alyssa Milano Files $10 Million Fraud Lawsuit Against Ex-Business Managers

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The actress is the latest star to say the people she trusted to manage her money led her to financial ruin. read more. THR, Esq. Business Business THR Online

Former SAG Manager Facing Federal Embezzlement Charges

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Michelle L. Dancy was charged in a nine-count indictment. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online SAG SAG-AFTRA Labor

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What can You do if You Think Your Agent or Manager is Scamming You – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

TRANSCRIPT: What can you do if you think your agent or manager is scamming you? VIDEO: [link]. Hi, I'm attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer your entertainment law questions, to help you take your career and business to the next level.

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Cardi B Files $15M Countersuit Against Ex-Manager

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The hip-hop star alleges Klenord Raphael, known as "Shaft," breached contractual and fiduciary duties. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

Another 20 Questions: Manager Agreements

Music Technology Policy

This weeks topic deals with artist management agreements. Commission Base : Artists will want to make the “Commission Base” as close to a net number as possible, the managers will want to have it be some form of modified gross. Term : Most managers do not like to have less than a five year term, but younger managers should expect to see that period broken down into a couple of options, usually performance based options. Good managers do not want to touch the money.

Alanis Morissette Claims Ex-Business Manager Stole $4.7M

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The singer claims her ex-business manager stole, lied and convinced her to turn down performance opportunities. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

LexisNexis Firm Manager Introduces New Pricing Tiers and New Features

Media Law

Firm Manager, the cloud-based practice management platform from LexisNexis, today introduced a new two-tiered subscription model and new features to go along with the new pricing. Starting today, Firm Manager is offering two subscription prices: The Starter plan, at $29 per user per month, which includes case management, calendar syncing with Google Calendar and Microsoft […]. General Firm Manager LexisNexis

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New Johnny Depp Expenses Disclosed by Ex-Managers in Amended Lawsuit

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These expenditures were revealed in The Managment Group's second amended cross-complaint against the actor. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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As One Practice Management Site Shuts Down, Another Offers Its Customers Free Access

Media Law

Following my report earlier this week that LexisNexis Firm Manager will go dark on Oct. 31, another practice management company announced that it will offer free subscriptions to Firm Manager’s customers. Case.one says it will provide a free subscription for a period equivalent to the remainder of the Firm Manager […]. General Case.one Firm Manager practice managementWell, this is enterprising of them.

Terrence Howard Sued by Talent Manager Over 'Empire' Money

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His terminated management firm asserts entitlement to 10 percent of his earnings during a seven-year contract to star on 'Empire.' read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Artist Management Agreements

Music Technology Policy

New artists often think that the first person they need on their team is a “manager”. They’ve all heard the stories of the “big” managers who can snap their fingers and make something happen for their clients. The reality is that when an artist is just starting out, those first 1,000 to 10,000 units are just as hard to sell for the new artist using Internet based tools as it is for the big manager with the major label backing. .

'Girl Meets World' Star Sued by Ex-Music Managers

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The lawsuit centers on revenue from the Disney star's music. read more. THR, Esq. Music Television Music THR Online

Zooey Deschanel Claims Manager Brought Strangers Into Her Dressing Room

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In court papers, the actress also says she switched talent agencies upon encouragement as part of an alleged act of retaliation against CAA. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Music THR Online

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Cardi B Accused of Breaching Contract and Defaming Ex-Manager

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Klenord Raphael, known as "Shaft," alleges being shafted in $10 million lawsuit. read more. THR, Esq. Business Music Business THR Online

Firm Manager Also Adds Foldering for Documents

Media Law

I reported here yesterday that the MyCase practice management platform had added foldering to its document management capabilities. As it turns out, another practice management platform, LexisNexis Firm Manager, also rolled out foldering yesterday. Firm Manager now allows users to create folders and subfolders and to move folders from one folder to another. The post Firm Manager Also Adds Foldering for Documents appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Spotify’s Latest Wrong Turn: Direct Licenses With Managers for Rights They Don’t Control

Music Technology Policy

Billboard reports that Spotify’s latest and greatest is paying a minimum guarantee (aka an advance against royalties) for direct deals for artists: Under the terms of some of the deals, management firms can receive several hundred thousand dollars as an advance fee for agreeing to license a certain number of tracks by their independent acts directly to Spotify. Both these points are usually the subject of some agita in the negotiation of management agreements.

LexBlog and Clio Announce Workflow-Management Integration

Media Law

If you have a LexBlog blog and use Clio to manage your practice, today is your lucky day. The two companies today announced an integration that creates an automatic connection between the contact form on a LexBlog site and the tasks and contacts features within Clio Manage. Clio Manage is what Clio now calls its practice management platform, to distinguish it from its CRM platform, Clio Grow.).

Practice Management Software ‘Credenza’ Shutting Down

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The law practice management system Credenza is shutting down, according to a notice on its website. The post Practice Management Software ‘Credenza’ Shutting Down appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General practice management“Credenza has reached end-of-life,” says the notice. “Effective 60 days after your August 2016 renewal date, Credenza will no longer be offered or supported.”

Johnny Depp Has a "Clear and Epic" Sense of Entitlement, Ex-Managers Say

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In an amended complaint, the ex-managers claim the actor wears an earpiece on set and pays someone to feed him lines so he doesn't have to memorize them.

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Another Cloud-Based Practice Management System Launches

Media Law

In what is getting to be an increasingly crowded field, another cloud-based practice management platform launched this week. The latest entrant, Velawsity , joins the ranks of Clio , Rocket Matter , MyCase , LexisNexis Firm Manager , Thomson Reuters Firm Central , and others.

Practice Management Software ‘Credenza’ Shutting Down

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The law practice management system Credenza is shutting down, according to a notice on its website. The post Practice Management Software ‘Credenza’ Shutting Down appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General practice management“Credenza has reached end-of-life,” says the notice. “Effective 60 days after your August 2016 renewal date, Credenza will no longer be offered or supported.”

LMFAO Wins California Labor Commissioner Fight With Ex-Manager

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The labor commissioner found respondents not only ignored the Talent Agencies Act but "contrived a scheme to cloak their actions with the appearance of legality." read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

Alanis Morissette Responds to Ex-Business Manager's Apology

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Jonathan Schwartz penned a letter of apology to his community and clients like Morissette after pleading guilty to charges arising from embezzlement. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online Alanis Morissette

Microsoft Launches Document Management System for Legal

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announced the release of a preview version of a new document management and collaboration platform designed for law firms and legal departments. The post Microsoft Launches Document Management System for Legal appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Lemon: Trump managed to sink even further

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