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
October 23, 2018 by Ashley Cullins A California judge found the appearance agreement she signed to be unconscionable. Like its content, Bravo’s legal battle with a woman who says she was shown giving birth on reality television without her consent will play out in public after a California judge found the contract she […]
Why Music Executives Seek Lawyers With Conflicts Of Interest: ‘It’s a Very Incestuous Business’ 10/19/2018 by Steve Knopper Every time hard-rock manager David “Beno” Benveniste signs a band, he recommends that the group hire a veteran attorney he knows personally: Jeffrey Light. Two bands, Korn and Deftones, have taken his advice, and so far they haven’t objected to a key detail: Light […]
The filing alleges improper withholding of international streaming royalties. By Gene Maddaus and Chris Willman The estate of 1950s teen idol Rick Nelson hit Sony Music Entertainment with a class action lawsuit on Tuesday, alleging that it improperly withholds a portion of artists’ royalties from international streaming revenue. Rick Nelson LLC filed the […]
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