Author Archives: Adam Beasley

WGA and AMPTP Reach Agreement on New Collective Bargaining Agreement, Avoid Writers’ Strike

On May 2nd, The Writer’s Guild of America (WGA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) reached an eleventh-hour agreement on a new three-year collective bargaining agreement (CBA) that averts a pending strike by the writers that was scheduled to begin that day. The agreement was announced in a joint statement by the WGA and AMPTP mere hours prior to the expiration of the current collective bargaining agreement.

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You Can’t Have Your Cake and Eat It Too – A Lesson in Contract Remedies from the Kardashians

Like it or not, the Kardashian clan has brought many cultural influences to the 21st century, but, for most, a lesson in bright-line legal rules does not come to mind. But the queens of reality TV are full of surprises. A recent court case of theirs served as a reminder of the old idiom “you can’t have your cake and eat it too,” or in contract law parlance, you cannot allow a contract to terminate yet still enjoy its benefits.

On August 23, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California granted a motion for a preliminary injunction in favor of the Kardashians in the case of 2Die4Kourt, et al. v. Hillair Capital Management, LLC, prohibiting the defendant’s ongoing infringement of certain trademarks owned by the Kardashians. Continue reading