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Our cases are often in the news and, when appropriate, our lawyers comment on breaking and ongoing stories.

July 18, 2016

Jon Steinsapir Quoted in Los Angeles Business Journal

Jon Steinsapir was recently quoted in Henry Meier’s Los Angeles Business Journal article “Video-Game Firm Has Score to Settle Over Mods.”...

June 14, 2016

Larry Iser Speaks on Music Copyright Infringement Suits in Los Angeles Business Journal

Larry Iser was quoted in Henry Meier’s Los Angeles Business Journal article “Recent Ruling Might Have Cued Up Music Suits,” which discusses how lawsuits targeting popular musicians Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran may be the start of an unsettling trend...

May 15, 2016

KWIKA Obtains Dismissal with Prejudice of Consolidated Class Actions Against SeaWorld

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

May 6, 2016

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...

May 5, 2016

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....

April 21, 2016

Howard Weitzman and Larry Iser comment on Prince’s estate

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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,...

March 23, 2016

Howard Weitzman and Jeremiah Reynolds Comment on Hulk Hogan Privacy Lawsuit

Howard Weitzman was recently quoted in Carolina A. Miranda’s Los Angeles Times piece “Hulk Hogan verdict raises crucial privacy issues in the digital age,” which discusses the $140 million suit filed by Terry Bollea, a.k.a. Hulk Hogan, against the controversial...

March 9, 2016

District Court awards KWIKA’s fees for defense of William Morris Endeavor (WME) Entertainment

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The Honorable Stephen V. Wilson of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California today granted KWIKA's motion for attorneys' fees in connection with our representation of defendant William Morris Endeavor (WME) Entertainment in a lawsuit brought by...

February 17, 2016

9th Circuit says ‘Hurt Locker’ protected by First Amendment

In a resounding victory for the free-speech rights of filmmakers, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that the 2010 Oscar-winning film The Hurt Locker does not infringe the publicity rights of nor defame Master Sgt. Jeffrey S. Sarver,...

February 15, 2016

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...

February 5, 2016

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....

February 1, 2016

Chad Fitzgerald comments on streaming revenues

KWIKA partner Chad Fitzgerald was quoted by the Los Angeles Business Journal in Marni Usheroff's "Fresh Money In Old Shows" piece, highlighting a new type of income generated by television productions long past their prime. Streaming services such as...