MLB Fights Players’ Class Certification On Overtime

Los Angeles Daily Journal, May 7, 2018   The MLB Claims The Plaintiffs Have Abandoned The Methodology They Used To Get Their Class Certified Major League Baseball claims a group of minor league players are now distancing themselves from a survey they previously...

Thiel Agrees Not To Fund Any More Gawker Suits

Los Angeles Daily Journal, April 26, 2018   Peter Thiel Had Funded The Lawsuit That Brought The Media Company To Bankruptcy A settlement as part of the ongoing bankruptcy of Gawker LLC represents a ceasefire between the defunct media company and billionaire Peter...

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...