Daily Journal: ‘Bloody noses’ notwithstanding, studios still battling profit participation claims

KWIKA partner Chad Fitzgerald was quoted in Erica Phillips’ September 21, 2011 Daily Journal article, “Three cases shift profit-dispute balance,” where Ms. Phillips explains how the balance of power in claims made by artists against major studios for shortchanging them in their share of profits has lately been shifting to the artists’ advantage.

In spite of the artists’ success last year in three major verdicts, however, Chad isn’t convinced the studios have entirely capitulated, as we see in his comment from the article:  “Even though [studios] got bloody noses, they don’t seem to have dropped their defenses or lowered the intensity with which they fight these claims.”