Mandell Menkes successfully represented Green Label Sound, a record label affiliated with PepsiCo, Inc., and Cornerstone Industries, Inc., in opposing a motion for TRO that sought to enjoin the release of an album on the eve of its scheduled release date. The music group, The Cool Kids, previously had a contract with the label • Read More »
A Mandell Menkes lawyer recently presented a lecture entitled “Fact and Fiction: Defamation and Rights of Privacy/Publicity” to a trade association. Steve Baron led the panel through a discussion outlining the various tort claims that publishers and authors commonly face, including defamation, privacy, publicity, and related actions, as well as providing tips on minimizing the • Read More »
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois issued multiple motion rulings which advanced Mandell Menkes’ successful effort to insulate a Chicago-based radio station from statutory damages in a copyright infringement lawsuit. The plaintiff, a foreign news correspondent, alleges in the lawsuit that the station infringed his copyrights by airing without his • Read More »
Mandell Menkes successfully defended publisher Mira Books in a copyright infringement suit. The plaintiff originally submitted a manuscript to Mira Books for consideration. Mira Books rejected plaintiff’s submission, and plaintiff alleged that Mira Books later published a similar novel that copied portions of her manuscript.
Following a four-day trial, a jury returned a defense verdict in favor of Mandell Menkes client Federal Signal Corporation and against Plaintiff Kim Wehrenberg. Plaintiff alleged that, after his termination as the company’s general counsel, Federal Signal breached an agreement to provide him unimpeded access to funds it held in a trust reserved for top • Read More »
Mandell Menkes lawyers prevailed on cross-motions for summary judgment in a defamation suit on behalf of a north suburban Chicago newspaper. The matter involved the newspaper’s publication of an advertisement for an imported household appliance popular in the Chicago Korean and Korean-American community. The advertisement, placed by a local business authorized to sell the appliance, • Read More »
Mandell Menkes lawyers secured grants of summary judgment in favor of one of the nation’s leading providers of insurance in two unrelated cases in the Northern District of Illinois. In the first matter, Brown v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., 463 F. Supp. 2d 847 (N.D. Ill. 2006), the court affirmed the plan administrator’s determination • Read More »