Lowe & Associates has settled numerous notable cases in its 20+ years of practice. You may find a sampling of our (non-confidential) litigation results below.
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Informant Media adv. Bernard Hiller & Gabriel Bologna (2015)
Represented defendant in connection with copyright infringement claim by author of film in pre-production about true events. Case dismissed.
Caparulo adv. Parallel Entertainment (2015)
Represent comedian in action by former managers.
Hendricks v. BBC America, Temple Street Productions et al. (2014)
Action for copyright infringement and "idea theft" in connection with the show "Orphan Black."
Benel v. Universal Studios, United Talent Agency, Blumhouse Productions et al. (2014)
Action for copyright infringement and "idea theft" in connection with "The Purge" franchise.
Van Dyke v. Friends Church et al. (2013)
Action by writer/director for services (and/or ownership of copyright) on independent film, "Not Today". Defeated multiple motions to dismiss and motion for summary judgment.
Tamara Johnson v. Lynch-Dyson Entertainment (2013)
Represented the ex-girlfriend of Eddie Murphy (and mother of one of his children) in an idea theft case against VH1 and the producers of the show "Hollywood Exes." The case was prominently discussed by Wendy Williams, on her daytime talk show, who concluded on air: "I believe her!"
Andrews v. Fremantle (2013)
Represented one of nine American Idol contestants whom alleged that the program's producers systemically targeted black contestants for termination (unrelated to their performances) to generate controversy and ratings.
Hedda Muskat v. Creative Artists Agency, LLC, et al. (2013)
Represented a veteran Emmy-award winning TV producer against her former talent agency and Ashton Kutcher's production house for their mishandling of a reality TV program revolving around the California DMV.
Fred Fontana v. Carmen Harra (2013)
Represented celebrity author and intuitive psychologist Carmen Harra in both a copyright infringement action (settled) and a pending action by Harra for interference with her film financing.
Carmen Trutanich For District Attorney 2012 v. John Shallman (2013)
Represented the Los Angeles City Attorney’s campaign against a former campaign consultant for mismanagement (and possible misappropriation) of funds. Case settled.
Zito v. FX Networks LLC (2012)
Represented the well-known actor, author, personality and former President of the Hells Angels' New York Nomad Chapter in an “idea theft” claim concerning the wildly successfully FX show “Sons of Anarchy.”
Melanie Brown v. Dan Catullo Et. Al. (2011)
Represented Melanie Brown (f/k/a “Scary Spice” of the Spice Girls) in two disputes with former business partners in the music industry.
Dwight McGhee v. MTV Networks & Randy Jackson (2011)
Represented the plaintiff in an “idea theft” claim against MTV concerning the television show “America’s Best Dance Crew.”
Von Radic v. Myers Et. Al. (2011)
Represented the plaintiff in a breach of contract and fraud action against a screenwriter concerning the plaintiff’s life story, prevailing at trial with an award of punitive damages.
WB Music Corp. v. Tatou Supper Club Et. Al. (2009)
Represented Tatou Supper Club in a copyright infringement action brought by Warner Brothers Music Corp. for allegedly violating public performance rights of certain master recordings.
Cecil Womack & Keith Clark v. Priority Records, LLC Et. Al.
Represented a producer in the music industry to obtain royalties owed on various hit collaborations with rap artist “Snoop Dogg,” rap trio “Doggy’s Angels,” and others.
The Jackson Sisters v. Universal Music Group (2009)
Represented The Jackson Sisters in hotly contested, protracted litigation with Universal Music Group to obtain both back royalties and future royalties on their self-titled 1973 album, which had gone on to become a cult sensation in Europe and Japan.
Case settled at trial in a non-confidential settlement.
Bob Rubin v. Rob Schneider Et. Al. (2009)
Represented comedian Bob Rubin in a breach of contract action against comedic actor Rob Schneider and his brother John Schneider with respect to financing obtained for Rob Schneider’s film “The Chosen One.”
Rick James Estate v. Daniel Lemelle (2006)
Represented the Trustee/Estate of the late Grammy-winning recording artist Rick James in multiple matters, including a dispute over the rights to his unreleased material.
Hathaway v. Ark 21 Records And Miles Copeland Et. Al. (2006)
Represented Ark 21 Records and Miles Copeland in an action involving the failure of a label that did business with Ark 21 to meet minimum delivery requirements.
Shout Factory LLC v. Hardline Music Inc., Et Al. (2005)
Defended a filmmaker against claims arising from a deal concerning a recording artist who decided to drop out of the music business just as his career began to ascend.
Allied Surgical Centers Management LLC v. Acquisition & Management Corporation (2005)
Successfully prosecuted a multi-million dollar breach of contract claims arising out of sale of large debt portfolio.
Premier Credit v. Receivable Acquisition & Liquidation LLC (2005)
Represented the defendant in a libel case, prevailing through a successful motion to dismiss.
Robert Vaughn, VD Kustoms Inc v. Von Dutch Originals LLC Et Al. (2004)
Represented one of the founders of Von Dutch Originals, the company behind the apparel brand “Von Dutch,” in a partnership dispute.
Kelvin Williams & Uprise Productions v. UMG Recordings, Inc. Et. Al. (2004)
Represented a young filmmaker in a federal court action against Universal (and others) for multiple claims arising out of the use of the filmmaker’s contributions to a successful DVD.
Elsey v. Pintaric (2004)
Represented the defendant in a lawsuit between partners of a film venture, prevailing at trial.
Estate Of Shakur v. Platinum Grove Entertainment Et. Al. (2003)
Represented the Estate of Tupac Shakur in an action for copyright infringement brought by the Estate of the deceased hip-hop performer.
Farid Zaland v. Seyed E. Kabehie, Soghra, Pars Video Inc. (2002)
Represented an Iranian music producer in dueling lawsuits between himself and his record company, settling both matters and obtaining a favorable published opinion in Kabehie v. Zaland, 102 Cal. App. 4th 513 (Cal. Ct. App. 2002).
Timas v. EMC Mortgage Et. Al. (2002)
Represented an elderly widow, as co-counsel with renowned plaintiff attorney Thomas Girardi, against a mortgage company for unfair debt collection practices. Case settled.
Fula v. Interscope Records Et. Al. (2002)
Represented the plaintiff in an action to obtain (amongst other things) royalties owed for contributions to numerous Tupac Shakur compositions and sound recordings by the plaintiff's deceased son, "Yaki Kadafi.".
Outlawz v. Death Row Records Et. Al. (2001)
Represented Tupac Shakur’s hip-hop group, Outlawz, successfully obtaining an injunction preventing Death Row Records from interfering with their career.
Rodriguez v. Priority Records, Et. Al. (2001)
Represented the plaintiff in a copyright infringement action with respect to various sound recordings released by “Snoop Dogg” and “Tha Eastsidaz.”
Nelson v. Keymen Music, Et. Al. (2000)
Represented Bob & Earl, the legendary R&B duo behind the hit song “Harlem Shuffle,” in a dispute over ownership of a library of R&B classics that (until the firm’s involvement) was still unresolved after nearly a decade of litigation.
OTHER RECENT NOTABLE CASES
Justin Pope p/k/a "P-Dice" v. Fetty Wap et. al. (2016)
Partnership dispute between pop artist "Fetty Wap", who skyrocketed to fame and fortune in the last two years, and the founding member of his group, "The Remy Boyz." Case is currently pending in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Warren Griffen III p/k/a "Warren G" adv. Antonio White et. al. (2016)
Firm represents famous producer/hip hop artists "Warren G" in connection with pending dispute regarding the composition "Ain't No Fun (If the Homies Can't Have None)." Case is currently pending in the United States District Court, Central District of California.
Warren Griffin III p/k/a "Warren G" v. Universal Music Group et. al. (2013)
Firm represented legendary producer/hip hop artists "Warren G" with his claim for royalties in connection with the composition entitled "Leave You Alone," a top 40 song in 2012. Settled case.
Rick Barlow et. al. v. Amaru Entertainment et. al. (2014)
Dispute regarding the rights to exploit the name and likeness of Tupac Shakur. Settled case.
Planet Productions adv. Amaru Entertainment (2015)
Another dispute regarding the rights to exploit the name and likeness of Tupac Shakur. Settled case.
Mike Williams v. Broad Daylight LLC et.al. (2016)
Represented producer of as yet unreleased film entitled "LBJ" starring Woody Harrelson, directed by Rob Reiner, for breach of contract. Settled case.
The Young Keislowski LLC v. Mance Media et. al. (2016)
Represented writers and producers of critically acclaimed Netflix film against sales agent. Prevailed in IFTA arbitration.
Eck v. Department of Water & Power et. al. (2015)
Co-counsel on class action against DWP for improper charges to consumers. Case pending in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Fix the City (2013)
Represented community organization in several matters involving the city of Los Angeles.
GeoData Systems Management Inc. v. APPF et. al. (2015)
Represented plaintiff in trademark infringement case in the United States Central District Court, District of California. Settled case.
Zulu Productions et. al. adv. i2Five Entertainment LLC (2015)
Represented defendants in a dispute between producers of a slate of action and horror films. Settled case.
Kevin Tent et. al. adv. Haven Entertainment (2016)
Represented defendants in connection with a dispute concerning film credits. Settled case.
Large v. Emmet-Furla Productions et. al. (2017)
Represented plaintiff in an action for investment fund. Settled case.
Muskat v. Katalyst et. al. (2013)
Action by creator/producer of new show about California Department of Motor Vehicles against a production company that allegedly torpedoed the show after selling it to "TruTV." Settled case.
Reegen v. Craig Borten et. al. (2016)
Represented co-writer of screenplay against well-known writer. Settled case.
Fowler et. al, v. Convalo (2016)
Represented sellers of rehabilitation centers as defendants/counter claimants in dual actions for fraud and breach of contract. Settled case.