header image
 

Media & Entertainment

for SOFTWARE, see TECHNOLOGY

RCN Capital, LLC, et al. v. The Los Angeles Rams, LLC, et al.,  Eastern District of Missouri,  2017,  report,  breach of contract regarding use of rights to sell tickets in secondary markets.

 

Michael Skidmore v. Led Zeppelin, et al., Central District of California, 2016, trial testimony,  copyright infringement matter regarding the Led Zeppelin song Stairway to Heaven. 

 

Joseph Cooper v. Broderick Steven “Steve” Harvey, Northern District of Texas, 2016,  report and deposition,  breach of contract matter regarding recorded films of comedian/actor Steve Harvey. 

 

Michael Skidmore v. Led Zeppelin, et al., Central District of California, 2016, trial testimony,  copyright infringement matter regarding the Led Zeppelin song Stairway to Heaven.   

 

Joseph Cooper v. Broderick Steven “Steve” Harvey, Northern District of Texas, 2016,  report and deposition,  breach of contract matter regarding recorded films of comedian/actor Steve Harvey. 

 

Sidney Earl Swanson v. MJJ Productions, Central District of California, 2015, report, copyright infringement matter regarding a musical composition used in a sound recording Chicago by Michael Jackson. 

 

Jamie Mitchel Kosse v. Universal Music Group and Kiesa Rae Ellestad,  Eastern District of New York, 2016, opinion letter,  regarding a matter of indirect copyright infringement involving street art displayed in music video.  

 

Original Appalachian Artworks,.Inc. v. Jakks Pacific,.Inc., International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution,   2015,  report, matter involving lost sales related to breach of contract for copyright owners of Cabbage Patch Kids.

 

Alexander Graham-Sult and David Graham v. Bill Graham Archives, LLC, et al.,  Northern District of California,  2015,  valuation of copyrights and business concern resulting from fiduciary breach of the estate of rock concert producer Bill Graham.

 

William L. Roberts (p/k/a Rick Ross), et al. v. Stefan Kendal Gordy, Southern District of Florida, 2015, report, valuation of defendant enrichment resulting from infringement of a musical composition in a multi-platinum release  (Party Rock Anthem) and a Kia automobile commercial.

 

Cartagena Enterprises,.Inc. v. J. Walter Thompson Co., et al., American Arbitration Association, 2015, report, valuation of damages resulting from infringement of prominent salsa composition in an advertising message by the leading advertising agency and the largest bank in Puerto Rico.            

 

Digital Satellite Connection v. Dish Network Corporation, et al., District of Colorado,  2014, report and deposition, valuation of damages resulting from trademark infringement by national satellite provider.

 

Ron Satija and Heather Lynette Mowder v. General Automobile Insurance Company, District Court of Northern Ohio, 2014, report, valuation of damages resulting from infringement of cartoon character The General in national advertising campaign.

 

Daniel Moser v. Raymond Ayala (p/k/a Daddy Yankee), et al., District Court of Puerto Rico, 2014,  report, valuation of damages resulting from infringing reproduction and performance rights in Daddy Yankee’s multi-platinum song Rompe.

 

Dan Marino v. Usher Raymond, et al., Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2013, report, valuation of damages resulting from infringing reproduction and performance rights in Usher’s song Bad Girl.

 

Preston Asevedo v. NBCUniversal Media, et al.,   Eastern District of Louisiana,   2013, report, estimated damages for commercial artwork used on a Syfy cable television program Dream Machines.

 

Ryan Lessem and Douglas Johnson v. Universal Music Group, Southern District of New York, 2013, report and deposition, valuation of damages involving copyright infringement in 50 Cent’s song How We Do, recorded by  The Game.

 

Montana Connection, et al. v. Justin Moore, Middle District of Tennessee, 2013, report, estimated damages for infringement in country hit song Backwoods on Justin Moore’s record album and concert performances.

 

VMG Salsoul v. Madonna Louise Ciccone, et al.,  Central District of California, 2013, report, valuation of damages resulting from copyright infringement in Madonna’s song Vogue.

 

Interstar Holdings v. Truman Press, Superior Court of California, 2011, report, matter involving valuation of commercial losses resulting from breach of contract involving DVD movie Dawn of the Living Dead.

 

Lutfu Murat Uckardesler, et al. v. Azteca International Corporation, et al., Central District of California,  2010,  consultant,  estimated damages resulting from infringement of treatment on internationally popular reality television show.                                                                         

 

Kernel Records Oy v. Timbaland, et al., Southern District of Florida, 2010, report, estimated damages resulting from copyright infringement of sound recording on multi-platinum Nelly Furtado song “Do It.”

 

Anthony Lawrence Dash v. World Wrestling Entertainment,.Inc.,   District of South Carolina, 2011,  report, valuation of damages involving use of a copyrighted song in a highly promoted Wrestlemania event.

 

Rafael Vergara Hermosilla v. The Coca Cola Company, Southern District of Florida,  2010,  report and deposition,  valuation of defendant profits resulting from infringement of song in international advertising campaign for the World Cup.

 

Chris Lester v. U2, Apple Computer, and Universal Music Group, Central District of California, 2009, report and deposition, estimated damages from copyright infringement  involving  U2’s song Vertigo used in concerts and recordings.

 

Serendip LLC, et al. v. Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc., Central District of California, 2009, report and deposition, estimated damages in copyright infringement on released  DVD containing the soundtrack to A Clockwork Orange.

 

D.L. Byron v. Rascal Flatts and Disney Corp., Southern District of New York, 2009, report, estimated copyright damages for settlement involving infringement of classic Pat Benatar composition “Shadows of the Night” by  Rascal Flatts.  

 

Evilkid Productions v. DreamWorks LLC & Paramount Pictures, Southern District of New York, 2009, report, estimated damages and assisted settlement involving the unauthorized use of commercial art in the hit movie Transformers.

 

Victor Lopez v. Daddy Yankee and Universal Music, Central District of California, 2009, consultant on damages for album track used on multi-platinum release Barrio Fino.

 

Charles Watt v.  Dennis Butler, et al., Northern District of Georgia, 2009, report, estimated copyright damages involving platinum release by rap group D4L.

Michael A. Einhorn, Ph.D.

The Jackson Sisters v. Universal Music Group, Superior Court of the State of California, 2008, consultant, assisted classic recording act for recovery of damages for unfair trade practices in use of legacy materials in sound recording.

 

MCS Music America,.Inc., et al. v. Napster, Inc. , et al.,  Central District of California, 2008, consultant to music publishers in copyright infringement matter involving limited downloads and subscription streaming by the digital  music service Napster.

 

Henry Carter v. Independent Productions,.Inc., et al., Superior Court of Delaware, 2008, consultant, royalty dispute among members of rock band George Thorogood and the Destroyers.

 

Bridgeport Music, Inc. v. Smelzgood Entertainment, et al., Middle District of Tennessee,   2007, report and trial testimony, estimated damages for unauthorized use of George Clinton’s classic composition Atomic Dog on later infringing record album.

 

 TMTV Corp. v. Mass Productions,.Inc., District of Puerto Rico, 2006, report and trial testimony, estimated damages resulting from copyright infringement of television program by  producer and comedian Sunshine Logrono.

 

Velocity Entertainment Group v. NBC Universal and Donald Trump, 2006, Los Angeles Superior Court, Los Angeles, California, consultant, valuation of treatment used in popular reality television show, The Apprentice.

 

Bridgeport Music, et al. v. Crited Music., Middle District of Tennessee, 2006, report,  estimated damages for copyright infringement of musical composition You’ll Like it Too.

 

Thomas Turino, et al. v. Universal Music, et al., Central District of California, 2006, report and deposition, estimated damages resulting from copyright infringement in Christina Milian’s sound recording Dip It Low.

 

Bridgeport Music, et al. v. Universal Music, et al., Middle District of Tennessee, 2006, report and trial testimony, estimated damages for unauthorized use of three compositions and sound recordings on Notorious B.I.G. album produced by P. Diddy.

 

TMTV Corp. v. Televicentro de Puerto Rico,.Inc., District Court of Puerto Rico, 2005, report, estimated damages resulting from infringement of television program.  

 

The Royalty Network, Inc., et al. v.  Activision, et al., Central District of California,    2005, report, estimated damages for use of music on best-selling video game Streets of Los Angeles.

 

Al Howard Productions, Inc. v. Paxson Productions, Central District of California, 2005, report, estimated commercial damages for breach of contract involving product placements on prominent game show, Supermarket Sweeps.

 

Mojo Music, et al., v. Walt Disney Records, Los Angeles Superior Court, 2004, report, valued synchronization rights in musical compositions used in Lion King 2.

 

Willie Woods v. BMG Music/Atlantic Recording Company, et al., Eastern District of Missouri, 2004, report, valued damages for unauthorized use of musical compositions in a Nappy Roots’ multi-platinum song “Po Folks”.

 

Darryl D. Lassiter, et al., v. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., Central District of California, 2004, consultant, regarding damages due for use of unauthorized screenplay in the movie Drumline.

 

Sharon Haygood, et al. v. Coca-Cola, et al., 17th District Court of Tarrant County, Texas, 2004, report and deposition, calculated professional losses for gospel artist who suffered personal injury in automobile accident.

 

Universal Music Publishing Group v. Fitness Quest,.Inc., Northern District of Ohio, 2003, report and deposition, estimated damages from copyright infringement of music soundtrack in an exercise video tape.

 

Brought to Life v. MCA Records, Inc., et al., Southern District of New York, 2002, consultant, valued copyright damages in Mary J. Blige song “Family Affair”.

 

Michael A. Lowe v. Loud Records, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2002, report, valued damages for copyright infringement in musical track “X” produced by Dr. Dre.

 

Aimee Mann v. UMG Recordings, Inc., et al.,  Central District of California, 2002, consultant, estimated sales displacement and loss of income resulting from the unauthorized release of compilation album.

 

Jacques Loussier v. UMG Recordings, Inc., et al., Southern District of New York, 2002, consultant, surveyed data regarding copyright infringement of improvisational composer by Eminem in song “Kill You”.

Hamstein Music Group, et al. v. MP3.com, Inc., et al., Central District of California, 2002, consultant, estimated damages for multiple infringements involving musical compositions.

 

Chrysalis Music v. MP3.com, Inc., et al., Central District of California, 2002, consultant,  estimated damages for multiple infringements of musical compositions.

 

Major Bob Music, Inc., et al. v. MP3.com,.Inc., Southern District of New York, 2001, report, estimated damages for unauthorized use of Garth Brooks’ musical catalog by digital library service.

 

SESAC v. WPNT, Western District of Pennsylvania, 2001, report and deposition, antitrust case involving the economic consequences of blanket licensing of musical compositions.

 

Nobody in Particular,.Inc. v. Clear Channel,.Inc.,  District of Colorado, 2001, consultant,  antitrust case involving advertising restrictions enforced by a radio station against a competing concert promoter.

 

State of Florida, et al. v. BMG Music, et al.District of Maine, 2001, consultant, antitrust case involving the anti-competitive effects of minimum advertising pricing rules established by five major record companies.     

 

Golden Channels Company, et al. v. Director General of the Antitrust Authority, The Court of Trade Restrictions, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2000, report, case involving vertical  licensing restrictions on content of Sony, Warner, and Paramount.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

image_pdfimage_print