The Legal Issues Behind the Art of Filmmaking

Making and monetizing a film have several moving parts and while you, the filmmaker, are focusing on the art form, you should not lose sight of the legal underpinnings that can make or break a film project. There … Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Limits Forum Shopping in Patent Infringement Litigation

On May 22, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court, through Justice Clarence Thomas, handed down its unanimous ruling (Justice Gorsuch did not participate) requiring patent owners to sue infringers in a district court in the … Read More

Danger of oral representations – careful what you say!

$256M Jury Award to Nissan Dealership for Fraud in California Trial A jury in Orange County Superior Court in California awarded a California dealership (“Superior Automotive Group”) $256 million against Nissan … Read More

THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS A “STANDARD” CONTRACT

Take the time to customize your contracts to fit your business deal Small to mid-size companies often ask for a “standard” contract for a particular business matter thinking that something “off the shelf” … Read More

Non-disclosure Agreements – What are they and do I need one?

Non-disclosure agreements known as “NDAs” are an important business tool which should be used whenever you plan to enter into a discussion with another person or company about a business proposal or project … Read More

What is a Statute of Limitations and Should I Care?

A statute of limitations (‘SOL”) is an important legal concept embodied in either statutory or judicial case law. In short, an SOL is the period of time that a plaintiff has to file a lawsuit before his or her … Read More

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