Entertainment Law

One of the world’s most popular and long-running horror film series, “Friday the 13th,” and its production companies, Manny Company, Horror Inc. and Georgetown Productions, have found themselves in the midst of a heated legal debate as to who owns the rights to the franchise. [...]

Entertainment Law

Copyright infringement has always been a difficult legal battle when it involves fan fiction. How do the courts determine “fair use” of intellectual property? A new lawsuit brought on by CBS and Paramount Pictures against a Star Trek fan film may provide an answer—albeit, not one [...]

Entertainment Law

VidAngel, a popular website that allows people to buy censored movies, has lost a court case that will lead to the company coughing up half of its business. Behind the scenes In June of 2016, a number of large entertainment companies like Warner Brothers, Lucasfilm and Disney sued VidAngel for [...]

Entertainment Law

Emmy Rossum, co-star of Showtime’s hit series Shameless recently set the gold standard in entertainment law for how to settle pay equality contract disputes. Never fear a dispute Much has been written about the pay gap between genders, with white women earning $0.78 on every $1.00 a male [...]

Entertainment Law

It’s been in the works for some time now, but the NHL’s new Las Vegas franchise finally revealed its team name: Golden Knights. NHL.com noted majority owner Bill Foley unveiled the nickname at the Toshiba Plaza in Vegas on Nov. 22.  Originally, the team was supposed to unveil its [...]

Entertainment Law

Product placement is a regular part of entertainment, so much so that viewers often dismiss brand-name items they see every day.  Of course, the film industry has drawn quite a bit of criticism over its product placement practices, particularly when it comes to cigarettes, alcohol and other [...]

Sports Law

At times, agents may be entitled to commissions when those they represent engage in other business opportunities. One such instance has led Darrelle Revis, cornerback for the New York Jets, to take legal actions against his agents.  According to ESPN, Revis recently filed a lawsuit in [...]

NCAA Law

If you’ve been keeping up with the latest sports law news, you’ve probably heard Texas A&M Defensive Coordinator John Chavis will face a jury of his peers regarding his alleged breach of contract with Louisiana State University. The Advocate reported Baton Rouge District Judge [...]