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New York Passes Law Recognizing Post-Mortem Right of Publicity and Creating Private Right of Action for Sexually Explicit Deepfakes

USA - December 14 2020 Celebrities domiciled in New York State at the time of their death will soon have a transferable post-mortem right of publicity, bringing the law in…

Sandra A Crawshaw-Sparks, Brendan J O'Rourke

Supreme Court Narrowly Rejects Second Circuit’s Sweeping “Defense Preclusion” Doctrine

USA - May 28 2020 Earlier this month, the United States Supreme Court unanimously rebuffed the Second Circuit’s attempt to expand the scope of res judicata to include…

When It Comes to Pretrial Publicity, Should Lawyers Let Their Clients Do the Talking?

USA - November 10 2017 When it overturned a federal court's order suppressing a litigant's right to publicly gripe about a pending suit late last month, the Ninth Circuit…

Spotify, NMPA Accused of a Concerted Effort to Taint the Class Pool

USA - May 10 2016 In a putative class action alleging widespread copyright infringement commenced in December 2015 against Spotify, Plaintiff, the lead singer for the…

Beer-maker puts an end to brewhaha: Anheuser Busch agrees to settle second of two class action lawsuits over beer origin disclaimers

USA - July 8 2015 Anheuser Busch recently agreed to settle a consumer class action over Beck's Beer labeling that we previously reported on with regard to the uptick…

Alexander Kaplan, Lawrence I Weinstein