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Los Angeles Lawyer

The Magazine of the Los Angeles County Bar Association


 

Table of Contents

May 2012     Vol. 35, No. 3

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  Features
 
 

Getting Real
The most common legal disputes involving reality TV productions are state law claims related to invasion of privacy and the misappropriation of ideas

By William Archer

Rules of Endorsement
Although the FTC's updated Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising threaten harsh penalities for misleading celebrity endorsements, enforcement has been minimal

By Nicholas A. Persky

Real Characters
While courts commonly reject claims of libel in fiction, lessons can also be learned from those cases involving a fictional character "of and concerning" a real person that survive judicial review

By Lee S. Brenner, Edward E. Weiman, and Andrew W. Defrancis

 
  Departments  
 

Barristers Tips
Mastering the Art of Trial Preparation
By Emily L. Aldrich

Tax Tips
Income, Estate, and Gift Taxation of Entertainment Assets
By Bradford S. Cohen, Elizabeth R. Glasgow, and Eric S. Jones

Practice Tips
The Danger of Using Finders to Finance Entertainment Projects
By Joseph C. Cane Jr.

Closing Argument
Is the California Legislature Listening?
By Edwin F. McPherson

 

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