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Talent Agencies Act: Entertainment Lawyers Not Laughing

Entertainment litigators routinely use the Talent Agencies Act, California Labor Code 1700 to their advantage. The Act is used to void compensation contracts between artists and various representatives. For, the first an...more

Points & Authorities - Summer 2013: The Danger of Commingling Fees under the Talent Agencies Act

During its eight years on the air, Dog the Bounty Hunter brought audiences a weekly dose of Duane “Dog” Chapman’s successful bounty-hunting. This past November, Dog and his wife, Alice Barmore-Smith, succeeded in convincing...more

Points & Authorities - Summer 2013: The Entertainment Issue

In This Issue: - It’s Always Something: The Repeated Assaults on Licensee Rights in Bankruptcy - Clearance: Start Early and Avoid the Clutter - New Faces - Points from the President - The...more

A Law Law Land Correction (and a Litigant Speaks!)

An interesting footnote to last week’s post, revisiting our “5 Cases to Watch” for 2012. Last week, I wrote that while talent manager Rick Siegel’s legal war with his former client — which had since morphed into a...more

“Where Are They Now”: Law Law Land Edition

This time last year, Law Law Land joined the hackneyed proud tradition of legal blogs offering year-end lists of cases to watch in the coming year (though in our defense, we did try to mix it up by reviewing totally absurd...more

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