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30K Musicians Get OK On $8M Royalty Deal With Unions

Around 30,000 musicians received preliminary approval from a California federal judge Monday of a nearly $8 million settlement with the American Federation of Musicians and SAG-AFTRA in a class action challenging a fee the unions charged a royalties fund in exchange for data used to make payments to session musicians.

My Big Mouth- Advocate

Whether it's a comment to the press, a letter to the defendant or a memo for the court, legal communications can result in attorney liability, "Litigation Privilege" notwithstanding

The Man Who Seduced Hollywood

Book review by Neville L. Johnson, Johnson & Johnson LLP, Beverly Hills, CA Los Angeles Lawyer September 2013 The Man Who Seduced Hollywood by B. James Gladstone Chicago Review Press, 2013 $27.95, 352 pages GREGSON BAUTZER,...

The music banker’s big score

Thu, Dec 06 17:57 PM EST By Robin Respaut and Atossa Araxia Abrahamian (Reuters) – From an office on Sunset Boulevard, a dapper 69-year-old has emerged as a go-to guy for musicians and songwriters looking for quick cash....

SAG seeks seal on foreign levies info

“Neville Johnson, attorney for Richert and Osmond, said Wednesday that the confidentiality issue remains unresolved. He’s contended that SAG’s required to disclose the information to the U.S. Dept. of Labor under the...


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