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We have successfully represented parties is some of the leading California cases regarding profit participation, entertainment industry contracts, and publicity rights
Entertainment Law Cases by Kent L. Richland
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Bing Crosby v. HLC Properties, Ltd. (2014) 223 Cal.App.4th 597
GMSR wins publicity rights dispute for Bing Crosby’s heirs; Court of Appeal’s decision helps delineate publicity rights of celebrities and their heirs, brings stability to settlements by reaffirming the breadth of releases of claims
Kent L. RichlandCynthia E. TobismanFeris M. Greenberger

Blanks v. Seyfarth Shaw (2009) 171 Cal.App.4th 336
Reversing $30 million legal malpractice judgment because of error in instructing on Talent Agencies Act
Kent L. RichlandBarbara W. Ravitz

HLC Properties v. MCA Records (2008) 2008 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 3993
Entertainer entitled to jury trial of contract and rescission claims
Kent L. RichlandCynthia E. Tobisman

Hermit’s Glen Productions, Inc. v. Twentieth Century Fox Films Corp. (1999, B113342)
Enforcement of profit participation clause
Kent L. RichlandRobin MeadowEdward L. Xanders

Roddenberry v. Roddenberry (1996) 44 Cal.App.4th 634
Ex-wife of Star Trek creator presented no substantial evidence supporting her claim to proceeds from Star Trek projects
Kent L. RichlandBarbara W. Ravitz

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