KWIKA files countersuit in Johnny Depp battle

KWIKA Partners Michael Kump and Suann MacIsaac have filed a countersuit on behalf of The Mandel Company dba The Management Group alleging that its former client Johnny Depp is solely responsible for his poor financial situation. Read More

KWIKA scores victory for Kardashians in cosmetics lawsuit

KWIKA’s Michael Kump, Jonathan Steinsapir and Gregory Korn won a preliminary injunction in federal court on August 23, 2016 on behalf of clients Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian. Read More

Jeremiah Reynolds Discusses Right of Publicity After Sarver v. Chartier at Los Angeles Copyright Society

On June 13, 2016, KWIKA partner Jeremiah Reynolds, along with David Halberstadter of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP and Academy Award winning screenwriter and producer Mark Boal, discussed the landmark ruling in Sarver v. Chartier and the future of right of publicity law. Read More

Disgruntled ‘Biggest Loser’ contestant likely to continue her losing ways

KWIKA partner Jeremiah Reynolds was quoted by The Hollywood Reporter in Ashley Cullins' piece on a threatened class-action lawsuit by a former contestant from NBC's popular show, "The Biggest Loser." Suzanne Mendonca, who appeared on the program more than ten years ago, says she blames the methods used on the show for her re-gain of the 150 pounds she lost during her time participating in the project. Read More

KWIKA Obtains Dismissal with Prejudice of Consolidated Class Actions Against SeaWorld

KWIKA scores major victory for our client SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment: the dismissal, with prejudice, of three nationwide putative class action lawsuits. Read More

Streaming Prince’s music—only one choice

KWIKA founding/managing partner Larry Iser was quoted in a Forbes Media & Entertainment article about the one place you can go to stream Prince's music. Known for his keen instincts for protecting his intellectual property, the late rock superstar routinely shunned overtures from the popular streaming services seeking to add his songs to their catalogs. Read More

Rolling Stones not happy about Trump using their music

KWIKA founding and managing partner Larry Iser was quoted in The Washington Post today in Travis Andrews' piece on a phenomenon as predictable as the morning sunrise: the unauthorized use of popular songs by political candidates in their campaigns. Read More

Howard Weitzman and Larry Iser comment on Prince’s estate

Big news travels fast. And big questions follow right behind. On the very day pop superstar Prince was found dead, KWIKA founding members Howard Weitzman and Larry Iser were asked by The Hollywood Reporter and Los Angeles Times, respectively, about the future of Prince's music catalog. Read More

Is it ‘fair use’ or not? ‘That’swhatshesaid’ ruffles some copyright feathers

Driven by frustration over the lack of women's roles in theater, playwright Courtney Meaker, director Hatlo and creator/performer Erin Pike set out to show how women's roles in theater are light years behind men's, and in the process have raised the ire of the playwrights whose works appear in bits and pieces in the trio's new production illustrating their point, "That'swhatshesaid." Read More

Can Trump use Adele’s songs in his campaign? Larry Iser explains

KWIKA founding partner Larry Iser was quoted by ABC News and Forbes magazine on one of his favorite legal points: whether a political candidate can use a song without the permission of the artist. Read More