Last e-newsletter I reviewed the amicus curiae brief for Corbello v. Valli et al., the “Jersey Boys” case, submitted in October to the Ninth Circuit federal court. Since then, first-chair David Friedlander and I have been responding to the plaintiff’s inexhaustible filings, including both an opposition to our amicus and a motion to strike our amicus. We remain optimistic that the Ninth Circuit will see through any pettifoggery and stem the flow of redundant papers.
This January, the New York State Bar’s section on Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law (EASL) held its annual meeting. The majority of the day was dedicated to the licensing of, and recent litigation surrounding, underlying rights (a.k.a., adaptation rights). EASL sets the gold standard for continuing legal education and it was great to absorb all that varied knowledge from my colleagues. It was also great to catch up with the professional friends, some just embarking on their legal fields and other . . . “more seasoned” attorneys.