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You’re Getting Sued for What? An E & O Odyssey (Pt 13)

As reported by the National Post, a Montreal-based artist is suing the producer and broadcaster of the television series 30 Vies – on the basis that footage of a graffiti tag on a building which is incorporated into the...more

You’re Getting Sued for What? An E & O Odyssey (Pt 11)

This post is part of an occasional series highlighting the type of risks which film and TV producers face and which are supposed to be covered by “errors and omissions” (E&O) insurance. The series aims to demonstrate that...more

At the Crossroads - Brand integration deals involve copyright, trademark, and insurance considerations

At the crossroads of Hollywood Boulevard and Madison Avenue, a variety of legal and business issues must be considered and addressed in order to set the stage for a successful brand integration deal. In the historical...more

PlayStation Problems: No Defense in Sony’s Cyberattack Suits

On February 21, 2014, a New York state trial court judge ruled that Zurich American Insurance Company has no duty to defend the Sony Corporation in lawsuits relating to a 2011 cyberattack on its PlayStation network. This...more

2014 Legislative Session: Bills To Watch

On Tuesday, March 4th, Florida lawmakers gathered in Tallahassee for the start of the 2014 legislative session. Lawmakers now have 60 days to pass their bills into law. For those of us in South Florida, we want to follow this...more

What Do You Get When You Cross March Madness With Insurance?

A chance to win one billion dollars. Quicken Loans and Berkshire Hathaway recently announced that they are teaming up to award one billion dollars to be shared by persons who correctly predict the winners of every game in...more

Lance Armstrong Confession Injects New Life Into Insurance-Related Arbitration Dispute

Here is a cautionary tale for insurers with respect to the enforceability of settlement agreements. SCA Promotions, Inc. (SCA), a Dallas-based company that offers prize indemnification insurance to athletes, has been...more

Insurance For High School Sports

“Rocky’s Law,” which was signed on August 4th, by Governor Quinn and takes effect January 1, 2014 is requiring all high schools in Illinois to offer catastrophic insurance coverage for student athletes. “Rocky’s Law” was...more

Washington Nationals Suit Highlights Value of Commercial Crime Insurance

A recent lawsuit by the Washington Nationals (the “Nationals”) against its insurance carrier related to the team’s hiring of a player based on false information about his age and identity highlights the importance to sports...more

Advertising Injury Coverage and Fashion Designs

Modern businesses today consider their intellectual property as one of their most valuable assets. This is certainly the case for the fashion industry, where brands rely heavily upon trademark laws in the absence of a more...more

California Court Rules that D&O Insurer Not Obligated to Reimburse Screen Actors Guild for Underlying Attorneys’ Fee Award

In Screen Actors Guild Inc. v. Federal Insurance Company, et al., 2013 WL 3525273 (C.D. Cal. July 11, 2013), the United States District Court for the Central District of California held that Federal Insurance Company...more

Insurance Recovery Law -- Jul 26, 2013

Three Wins and A New Rule - In this edition of the Manatt newsletter, we take a look at several new cases that examine an array of important insurance issues. First, though, we report an important victory for...more

Leave It to Hollywood: No D&O Insurance Coverage for Failure to Pay Leave It to Beaver Television Royalties

On July 11, 2013, the Central District of California held that a liability insurer is not required to reimburse its insured for costs arising out of a breach of contract class action claim....more

Corporate Sponsors Should Not Be Liable For Injuries Sustained By Event Participants

Recently, in Boudreau v. Bank of Montreal, the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld a motion dismissing a lawsuit against Bank of Montreal (BMO), Rogers Communications Inc. (Rogers), and Umbro Inc. (Umbro)....more

Museum Loans

Museum loans have many benefits. Generous lenders serve the public good by making works available for display and exhibition both here and abroad. Lenders should have a passing familiarity with legal issues surrounding museum...more

Will Liability Insurers Have a Duty to Defend the NFL in Concussion Litigation?

The recent expanse of litigation against the National Football League for concussions and other brain injury related claims contains hall of fame names and headline worthy accusations of failed safety measures. The bigger...more

Business Litigation Report -- December 2012

In This Issue: Firm News: ..Quinn Emanuel Deutschland Named “IP Law Firm of the Year” and “Patent Law Firm of the Year” by JUVE ..Intellectual Property Trial Lawyer Amar Thakur Joins Quinn Emanuel...more

California Appellate Court Upholds Trial Court's Dismissal of a Coverage Claim for an Alleged Advertising Injury - Perspectives...

A recent decision in California put a crimp in a rock star impersonator's effort to seek coverage for his liability to the rock star for "trading on his celebrity." In Oglio Entertainment Group, Inc. v. Hartford Casualty...more

China 20/20 - Legal & Regulatory Developments - March 2012

In This Issue: 2012 Annual Inspection for Foreign Invested Enterprises Kicks Off; China Amends the Measures for Disclosure of Franchise Information; China Clarifies Import Duty Treatment for Foreign Invested Projects;...more

Mitigating Risk. Risk Management for your Online Music Site.

Should you decide to go independent and start your own online record label, don't forget the legal requirements including insurance. ...more

OneBeacon's Claim to Stolen Painting Denied by Mass. Court

"Greed" best describes insurer OneBeacon's recent attempt to wrest control of a stolen painting, now recovered....more

Official Logos in Film and TV Productions

Last week's news story about the FBI demanding that Wikipedia remove from its website a high-quality image of the FBI's logo offers a timely reminder of the need to obtain permission for the use of official logos and crests...more

Say it Isn't PicasSo - Paris Art Theft Raises Security and Title Concerns

A major art heist this past week raises considerable issues regarding art security and title. At the Paris Museum of Modern Art, a brazen thief made off with five paintings, valued together in excess of $120 million. The...more

Advertising Law - March 11, 2010

In This Issue: *Companies Seek Protection in Post-Tiger Woods World of Scandal *California Enacts New Law on Promotions *FTC Warns 78 Companies About Advertising “Bamboo” Products *Verizon Wins NAD Challenge Against...more

California Privacy Rights, Publicity and Celebrity Lawyer On Protecting the Use Of Your Name, Likeness and Images

As a celebrity and privacy rights lawyer, today it is much more common to see not only celebrity rights to privacy and to control the use of their name, likeness and image misappropriated but to see employees in the workplace...more

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