9th Circuit Considers Copyright Case Against Actress

Los Angeles Daily Journal, April 16, 2018   ‘Walk Of Shame’ Appellant Argues Against Attorney Fees Award In Favor Of Actress Elizabeth Banks A district court judge’s apparent failure to consider a then-recent U.S. Supreme Court decision clarifying standards...

Inclusion riders: Cause of the day or here to stay?

Los Angeles Daily Journal, April 5, 2018   Like many things, the issue will come down to negotiation power, leverage, fear of negative publicity and loss of potential revenue at the box office by the studios for failure to act equitably.    Glen A. Rothstein...

Producer Loses Counsel In Weinstein Company

Los Angeles Daily Journal, April 3, 2018 Months after defendant The Weinstein Company was dropped by its former counsel in a lawsuit brought over the rights to the film series “Children Of The Corn,” a recent federal court filing indicates that the plaintiff’s counsel...

College Hoops Coach Firing Trend Raises Contract Concerns

Law360, March 30, 2018 In several high-profile college basketball coaching changes this year, schools have sought to justify the termination as “for cause” to avoid or limit multimillion-dollar contract buyouts, evidence of a trend that experts say should...

“Super Size Me” Star Hit With Contract Breach Suit

Los Angeles Daily Journal, March 29, 2018   Attorneys Say References In Complaint To Documentarian Morgan Spurlock’s Admitted Sexual Misconduct Are Strategic Four months after documentarian Morgan Spurlock confessed to sexual misconduct and resigned from his own...

Defendants Seek Sanctions In San Diego “Comic-Con” Battle

Los Angeles Daily Journal, March 12, 2018 Defendants in a recent trial over the rights to the name “comic-con” say the plaintiff is improperly seeking to undo the jury’s finding that the infringement wasn’t willful Glen A. Rothstein, an IP and entertainment attorney...