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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
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 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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
In This Issue:
..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
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
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
Should you decide to go independent and start your own online record label, don't forget the legal requirements including insurance. ...more
"Greed" best describes insurer OneBeacon's recent attempt to wrest control of a stolen painting, now recovered....more
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
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
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
In California, dog bite attorneys often handle the worst type of injuries imaginable to children where a dog has mauled a small child. Fortunately, an owner is strictly liable when their dog bites another. But what happens...more
Having spent my professional life representing insurers in disputes arising out of the various aspects of their businesses, I sometimes can't help but view current events such as Michael Jackson's premature death through a...more
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