Playboy Enterprises Inc. owns the rights to a 1975 song “Fallin’ in Love” sampled by rapper Drake for “Best I Ever Had” that was recently No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100
The plaintiffs’ lawyer, Neville L. Johnson of Johnson & Johnson LLP, said it is
uncommon for respondents in anti-SLAPP motions to get sanctions.
Pellicano is now serving his sentence at the federal prison in Safford, Ariz., and Bureau of Prisons records say he is currently scheduled for release in 2019.
In December 2008, Pellicano was given a 15-year jail sentence for 76 counts of illegal wiretapping.
The suit, filed by Neville Johnson of LA’s Johnson & Johnson, alleges causes of action for breach of contract and breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, as well as declaratory relief, unjust enrichment and an accounting.
Neville Johnson files breach of contract against film producer Sony for Burt Reynolds caper “Smokey and the Bandit” , seeks an accounting of the film’s profits