Attorneys - Beverly Hills, CA
The firm’s lawyers are well known for handling numerous high profile and wide-reaching entertainment matters. We have represented actors, producers, directors, screenwriters, authors, personal managers, production companies, musicians, composers, publishers, and independent record companies.
The firm represents celebrities, models, professional athletes, and others in right of likeness/publicity cases. The lawyers of the firm specialize in rights of privacy and have handled hundreds of invasion of privacy cases, including handling the case that resulted in the ground-breaking decision by the California Supreme Court in Sanders v. ABC, Inc.
We are currently lead counsel on class actions against five major movie studios, Sony, Universal, Warner Bros., Paramount and 20th Century Fox, for underpayment of talent and entities for movies made prior to 1981 that were released on home video ... more
The firm has litigated class actions involving unfair business practices, consumer protection, invasions of privacy and entertainment disputes.
The lawyers at the firm specialize in copyright law, idea protection law, and trade secret law.
The firm has litigated many cases involving libel and slander.
In the 1993 science-fiction film Demolition Man, Sylvester Stallone's character is brought out of a decades-long state of cryopreservation to pursue a nemesis. The actor himself has now wakened from a slumber of a different kind to take on Warner Bros. over its accounting of profits on the film. ...more
”The Settlement, memorialized in the Stipulation and Agreement of Settlement dated April 30, 2015 (“Settlement Agreement”), compensates the Class for a total of $26 million by creating, (1) a $13 million Settlement Fund, which will be used to compensate Recouped4 Class Members... ...more
Universal has struck a settlement with the heirs of the late Glen Larson, the prolific producer of Knight Rider, Six Million Dollar Man, Magnum P.I., Battlestar Galactica and other shows. The agreement stops a huge “Hollywood accounting” trial set to open in January. ...more
By Neville L. Johnson and Douglas L. Johnson
By Neville L. Johnson and Douglas L. Johnson […]
A Los Angeles judge trims claims, but allows the producer’s widow to move forward on fraud.
Disney can’t escape a lawsuit that contends the studio has concealed profits from the 1989 Tom Hanks comedy Turner & Hooch.
William Link and Richard Levinson say it took 45 years to receive their first accounting statement for the acclaimed detective show. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Alan Rosenfield on Thursday decided that the creators of the 1970s show Columbo sufficiently pleaded contract and fraud claims against Universal City Studios. Columbo producers William Link and the […]
“Defendants filmed Trent’s genitalia without her knowledge,” lawsuit says A woman who acted as a surrogated mother for “Flipping Out” star Jeff Lewis and his partner Gage Edward has filed a lawsuit against the couple and the show’s network, Bravo
Alexandra Trent says that she gave birth to Lewis and Edward’s daughter, Monroe, in 2016 and that the reality show’s producers filmed the birth without her permission.
“Defendants filmed Trent’s genitalia without her knowledge — and against her express prohibition — while she gave birth, then made crude and disgusting jokes about her genitalia and grooming in the pursuit of ratings,” the lawsuit filed at the Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday states.
Remember when episodes of Columbo would start with a cleverly planned and, er, executed killing in which the perp took great pains in trying to throw the cops off his trail? Well, the creators of that iconic NBC crime drama starring Peter Falk are suing Universal over what they claim is not deliberate elusiveness but merely choosing not to pay them what was owed.