Attorneys - Beverly Hills, CA
The firm’s lawyers are well known for handling numerous high profile and wide-reaching entertainment matters. We have represented actors, producers, directors, screenwriters, authors, personal managers, production companies, musicians, composers, publishers, and independent record companies.
The firm represents celebrities, models, professional athletes, and others in right of likeness/publicity cases. The lawyers of the firm specialize in rights of privacy and have handled hundreds of invasion of privacy cases, including handling the case that resulted in the ground-breaking decision by the California Supreme Court in Sanders v. ABC, Inc.
We are currently lead counsel on class actions against five major movie studios, Sony, Universal, Warner Bros., Paramount and 20th Century Fox, for underpayment of talent and entities for movies made prior to 1981 that were released on home video ... more
The firm has litigated class actions involving unfair business practices, consumer protection, invasions of privacy and entertainment disputes.
The lawyers at the firm specialize in copyright law, idea protection law, and trade secret law.
The firm has litigated many cases involving libel and slander.
In the 1993 science-fiction film Demolition Man, Sylvester Stallone's character is brought out of a decades-long state of cryopreservation to pursue a nemesis. The actor himself has now wakened from a slumber of a different kind to take on Warner Bros. over its accounting of profits on the film. ...more
”The Settlement, memorialized in the Stipulation and Agreement of Settlement dated April 30, 2015 (“Settlement Agreement”), compensates the Class for a total of $26 million by creating, (1) a $13 million Settlement Fund, which will be used to compensate Recouped4 Class Members... ...more
Universal has struck a settlement with the heirs of the late Glen Larson, the prolific producer of Knight Rider, Six Million Dollar Man, Magnum P.I., Battlestar Galactica and other shows. The agreement stops a huge “Hollywood accounting” trial set to open in January. ...more
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Sylvester Stallone Suing Warner Bros. for Fraud and “Dishonesty” The actor claims that the studio intentionally concealed ‘Demolition Man’ profits and is seeking to “end” bad accounting practices on Warners’ part “for all talent.” In the 1993 science-fiction film Demolition Man, Sylvester Stallone’s character is brought out of a decades-long state of cryopreservation to pursue […]
By Bonnie Eslinger Law360, Los Angeles (April 12, 2017, 8:54 PM EDT) — Sylvester Stallone sued Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, claiming the studio has fraudulently concealed his share of revenue from the 1993 film “Demolition Man” and told him the movie actually lost money when he asked. Sylvester Stallone says […]
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Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal by Neville L. Johnson and Douglas L. Johnson A publication of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal of the New York State Bar Association […]
Neville Johnson, a Founding Partner of Johnson & Johnson, LLP and named one of the top 100 Power Lawyers in entertainment law by the Hollywood Reporter and one of the most feared litigators in Hollywood joins Enterprise Radio. This episode of Enterprise Radio is in conjunction with the Legal Corner. Listen to interview […]