Recent Cases & Filings

Recent cases including Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Laura Lizer, and the Insane Clown Posse.

Case: Todd Park Mohr, Rob Squires and Brian Nevin (Big Head Todd & the Monsters) and Park Mohr Publishing Co. vs. Warner-Tamerlane Publishing.
Issue: The members of Big Head Todd & the Monsters claim that publisher Warner-Tamerlane breached a 1998 administration agreement, and that they are owed more than $230,000 plus interest and costs.
Cite: California Superior Court, County of Los Angeles (case no. 316084).
Filing attorney: Michael F. Sitzer, Rutan & Tucker; Robert M. Horowitz and Jane G. Ebisch, Pearson, Horowitz, Poskus & Burnett.

Case: Greg Garrison and Greg Garrison Productions vs. Laura Lizer, trustee of the Dean Martin Family Trust.
Issue: Home video producer Garrison seeks declaratory relief, claiming that the Martin Trust is wrongfully seeking 50% of the proceeds from sales of video compilations of the late singer's TV variety shows.
Cite: California Superior Court, County of Los Angeles (case no. BC316114).
Filing attorney: Michael J. Kump, Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman Machtinger & Kinsella.

Case: Michael Wood vs. Insane Clown Posse LLC, Psychopathic Records, Psychopathic Music Publishing, Ballantine Books, Random House, Inc., Joseph Bruce, Hobey Echlin, Joseph Ustler.
Issue: Booking agent Wood alleges he was libeled by the members of the rap act Insane Clown Posse in their 2003 book "ICP: Behind the Paint."
Cite: California Superior Court, County of Los Angeles (case no. BC316162).
Filing attorneys: David L. Evans & Stephen E. Samuel, Hamrick & Evans.

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