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RIAG Files Defamation Lawsuit Against The Hollywood Reporter

November 06, 2015

Together with co-counsel Ian Brenson and Rodney Smolla (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodney_A._Smolla), we filed a defamation lawsuit in federal court in Chicago against The Hollywood Reporter arising out of an article about the Sony cyberattack last December. See complaint:  https://pmcdeadline2.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/thr-sony-hack-defamation-lawsuit.pdf.  Our client, Nicole Basile, is a freelance payroll administrator who has been working on major film productions for the last several years. The Hollywood Reporter article singled out Nicole and falsely communicated, explicitly and by undisguised implication, that she was one of the hackers responsible for the cyberattack. Since the article came out, she has not been offered a single job commensurate with her experience. It has, in short, destroyed her career.

See http://deadline.com/2015/11/hollywood-reporter-lawsuit-sony-attack-defamation-prometheus-global-media-1201614685/

http://variety.com/t/nicole-basile/

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Trademarks 101 at the Beverly Hills Bar Association with Speaker Paul D. Supnik

Rufus-Isaacs, Acland & Grantham, LLP’s Paul D. Supnik will be the speaker at the August 6, 2015 Beverly Hills Bar Association luncheon program “Trademarks 101 – Selection and Protection Basics for the Business Attorney.” See the attached flyer for details.

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Gordon Judge Solicitors & Rufus-Isaacs, Acland & Grantham, LLP Announce Collaboration

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From Deadline.com: ‘The Blob’ Remake

RIAG partner Bill Grantham’s client Richard Saperstein is producing the remake of ‘The Blob’ with Brian Witten. See report at Deadline.com: http://deadline.com/2015/01/simon-west-to-direct-the-blob-remake-efm-goldcrest-1201355327/

RIAG Profile in the Los Angeles Daily Journal

A Rufus-Isaacs, Acland & Grantham LLP firm profile was recently featured in the Daily Journal.

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RIAG Files “Libel In Fiction” Lawsuit

April 21, 2014

RIAG and our co-counsel, Neville Johnson of Johnson & Johnson, and Prof. Rodney Smolla (author of the leading treatise, Law of Defamation), have filed a lawsuit on behalf of Ronee Sue Blakley – singer, musician and Oscar-nominated actress (Nashville). Read more

Court of Appeal Affirms Denial

March 27, 2014

Our client, Dave Williams, was falsely accused on ABC’S 20-20 of being a conman and an internet predator. We sued ABC and his ex-girlfriend, Kelly Cahill, on his behalf. Read more

The UK Chapter of the BHBA Entertainment Law Section

March 05, 2014

Entertainment law has always had international aspects, but now it is a truly global practice area. And given the exceptional quality of the seminars that the Entertainment Law Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association puts on each month, we began to consider the idea of opening chapters in other entertainment centers across the world. It fell to me, as the token Brit, to explore the possibility of a UK chapter. After numerous emails and phone calls, I had a list of around 50 UK media lawyers who had expressed quizzical interest (we don’t “do” unbounded enthusiasm). Read more

Congratulations!

March 03, 2014

Congratulations to Judith Karfiol‘s client Morgan Neville on his Academy Award win for ‘Twenty Feet from Stardom’

Sherlock Holmes Uncovers A Knotty Issue In The Copyright Law

February 13, 2014

A recent law case filed by the Sir Arthur Connor Doyle estate highlights protectability of fictional literary characters.  Paul D Supnik, of counsel to Rufus-Isaacs, Acland & Grantham LLP was recently quoted briefly on this issue in an Associated Press article discussing this lawsuit. Read more

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