Monthly Archives: February 2008

Supreme Court orders Arbitration of Manager/Artist dispute

(Preston v. Ferrer) Congratulations to my friend and colleague Joe Schleimer, who successfully argued the case of Preston v. Ferrer before the United States Supreme Court. The Court ruled today in favor of Joe's client Arnold Preston (also an entertainment attorney), holding that when parties agree to arbitrate all questions arising under a contract, state laws giving primary jurisdiction over such disputes to state Courts or Agencies are preempted (superseded) by The Federal Arbitration Act. Continue Reading

Updated: Yes, it's over! (formerly "Is It Over?")

Within 48 hours striking screenwriters will vote on a tentative deal reached late last week between their union, Writer’s Guild of America, and TV and Film networks and producers.  If the rank-and-file vote in favor of the proposed deal, writers could be back to work as early as Tuesday or Wednesday. Details of the proposed… Continue Reading

Randy Quaid Fined and Banned from Actor’s Equity

Actor Randy Quaid has been fined in the amount of $81,572, and banned from the stage actors’ union, Actor’s Equity Association for life, following the union’s investigation and a hearing to examine his alleged bad behavior during the unsuccessful Seattle run of “Lone Star Love”, a country musical based on Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of… Continue Reading

Randy Quaid Fined and Banned from Actor's Equity

Actor Randy Quaid has been fined in the amount of $81,572, and banned from the stage actors’ union, Actor’s Equity Association for life, following the union’s investigation and a hearing  to examine his alleged bad behavior during the unsuccessful Seattle run of “Lone Star Love”, a country musical based on Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of… Continue Reading

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