Kelli Sager

Kelli Sager

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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Ninth Circuit Finds First Amendment Protects Against Right Of Publicity Claim Involving Film “The Hurt Locker”

The Ninth Circuit has confirmed that right of publicity claims purporting to arise from expressive works, like films, are content-based restrictions on speech that are presumptively unconstitutional, and generally should not...more

3/2/2016 - Anti-SLAPP Breach of Contract Defamation False Light First Amendment Fraud Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress Invasion of Privacy Motion Picture Industry Negligent Misrepresentation Right of Publicity

Screenwriter SLAPPs Down Libel-in-Fiction Claim

In a victory for all authors of fiction, a screenwriter of the film “What Maisie Knew” has successfully defended a lawsuit that sought to hold him liable for defamation based on the portrayal of a character drawn from an 1897...more

4/20/2015 - Anti-SLAPP Books Defamation Film Industry First Amendment Movies Writers Young Lawyers

Court Finds Misappropriation Claims Arising From Licensing of Copyrighted Photographs Are Preempted

Judge André Birotte Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California has dismissed a lawsuit brought by former college athletes alleging that the licensing of copyrighted photographs from their NCAA...more

3/11/2015 - College Athletes Copyright Misappropriation NCAA Photographs Preemption Right of Publicity

California Supreme Court Holds Names of Officers in Police Shootings Should Be Disclosed

The California Supreme Court has held that the names of police officers involved in shootings generally must be disclosed under state public records law, rejecting arguments by police unions and municipalities that the names...more

5/30/2014 - Police Police Brutality Police Misconduct

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