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The following is a current list LCA matters within the identified Categories.
To learn more about any of the matters on our Case List, please contact our Legal Director, Stacy Baygood Streur, at 312.837.3520, or email@example.com.
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|Case #||Legal Category||Arts Category||Client Type||Description|
|18-041||Commercial Litigation/ADR/Other Claims||Visual Art||Contingent Fee||
Dispute: Visual Art. 18-041 Pieces of visual art were delivered to a business organization for its employees, but the employees did not receive the works. Client needs help evaluating, and if recommended, pursuing a claim against the organization.
Contract. 18-056 Author of an unpublished book about a homeopathic remedy for a common ailment needs an idea protection agreement to present to a television producer with whom she hopes to work.
|18-097||Rights of Privacy and Publicity||Literature||Pro Bono||
Publicity Rights: Publishing. 18-097 The author of a manuscript about a deceased musician who has conversations with other deceased musicians, needs pre-publication review to evaluate potential risks associated with publishing her book.
|18-140b||Commercial Litigation/ADR/Other Claims, Other||Visual Art||Pro Bono||
Dispute: Visual Artist. 18-140 Visual artist applied for permission to put a mural up on a wall under the Metra tracks, Client's request was denied and she needs help evaluating whether she has any legal recourse.
|18-236||Rights of Privacy and Publicity||Visual Art||Pro Bono||
Employment: Privacy. 18-236 NFP that hires teaching artists, needs counsel to review its teacher application that has been updated to include questions about gender, race, and gender identification.
|18-237||Business Startup/Corporate, Copyright Protection/Licensing||Music||Pro Bono||
Start-up: Music 18-237 R&B and funk band needs start-up intellectual property protection advice.
|18-248||Real Estate/Landlord-Tenant||Visual Art||Pro Bono||
Landlord/Tenant: Commercail. 18-248 Visual artist needs help evaluating and pursuing any claims he may have against his former landlord who disposed of his artwork and materials, without notice, when artist went into default on the rent payments for his studio.
|18-254||Copyright Infringement, Copyright Protection/Licensing, Employment||Film/TV, Theater, Visual Art||Pro Bono||
Employment and Copyright. 18-254 Actor needs help evaluating his rights under an employment agreement after he was terminated from the cast of a touring group. In addition, he was providing photography services and needs help enforcing his intellectual property rights.
Dispute: Publishing. 18-288 Author of an academic text on massage therapy needs counsel to contact her publisher about a notice of intent to relinquish their rights in the text.
|18-295b||Copyright Protection/Licensing, Estate||Film/TV, Music, Theater, Visual Art||Pro Bono||
Estate: Intellectual Property. 18-295b Client needs legal advice regarding protecting his intellectual property in connection with the trust that he is setting up.
|18-300||Business Startup/Corporate, Contracts||Visual Art||Pro Bono||
Start-up: Animator. 18-300 Visual artist who creates 2D and 3D animations needs start-up advice, help with business structure and a standard service agreement for customers. He also needs help evaluating and possibly applying for trademark registration.
|18-305||Commercial Litigation/ADR/Other Claims||Film/TV, Music, Performance Art, Theater||Pro Bono||
Dispute: Music. Client needs help recovering royalties for performances of his music in the 1990's in 20 different countries.
|18-331||Business Startup/Corporate, Contracts||Music, Performance Art, Theater||Pro Bono||
Start-up: Juggler. 18-331.Talent manager and juggler needs start-up advice and help with business structure. He also needs two contracts, one for hiring entities and one for the talent he places in jobs.
|18-341||Business Startup/Corporate, Contracts||Music||Pro Bono||
Start-up: Music. Client does development, promotion and marketing for musicians and vocal artists and needs start-up advice, help with business structure and one contract for the artists that he represents.
|18-347||Real Estate/Landlord-Tenant||Film/TV, Music||Pro Bono||
Landlord Tenant: Residential. 18-347. Film student needs help resolving a dispute with his former landlord over his security deposit.
|18-348||Business Startup/Corporate||Dance, Film/TV, Literature, Music, Performance Art, Theater||Pro Bono||
Start-up: LLC. 18-348 Experienced actor, writer and producer needs help setting up an LLC.
|18-359||Commercial Litigation/ADR/Other Claims||Film/TV, Literature, Music, Performance Art, Theater, Visual Art, Other||Pro Bono||
Dispute: Internet. 18-359 Local NFP architectural society needs legal help to regain control of its social media sites from the current administrator who is no longer fulfilling his commitment to the organization.
|18-374||Business Startup/Corporate, Contracts||Other||Pro Bono||
Start-up and Contract. 18-374 Jewelery and fashion accessories designer needs start-up advice, help with business structure and a contract for his Mexican and Indonisian manufacturers.
|18-381||Commercial Litigation/ADR/Other Claims||Visual Art||Pro Bono||
Dispute: Unlawfully Obtained Judgment. 18-381 Arts educator who has lived in California since May of 2015, had a bike accident in Illinois in 2010; and was sent from the emergency room to an orthopedic doctor who saw her for one visit immediately after the accident. Then, five years later, without notice to Client, the physician obtained a judgment for non-payment of fees; and in May of 2018 served a garnishment order on Client's California employer. Client needs help settling this dispute with the doctor.
|18-384||Commercial Litigation/ADR/Other Claims||Dance, Film/TV, Literature, Music, Performance Art, Theater, Visual Art, Other||Pro Bono||
Dispute: Consumer.18-384 Filmmaker needs help resolving a dispute with two credit bureaus that are improperly refusing to remove certain items from her credit history.
|18-386||Commercial Litigation/ADR/Other Claims, Trademark Infringement, Trademark Protection||Other||Pro Bono||
Dispute: Trademark. 18-386 Fashion designer needs immediate help responding to a USPTO Office Action.
|18-393||Business Startup/Corporate, Trademark Protection||Music, Other||Pro Bono||
Start-up: Music. Organ teacher needs start-up advice, help with business structure and assisstance with trademark registration for his logo.
Contract: Music. 18-399 Client composes personalized wedding songs and needs a customer contract.
|18-407||Commercial Litigation/ADR/Other Claims||Theater||Pro Bono||
Dispute: Social Media. 18-407 NFP theatre group needs help resolving a dispute with a former staff member who was dismissed and has responded by posting destructive comments on social media and refusing to turn over the theatre group's property.
|18-409||Contracts, Trademark Protection||Music||Pro Bono||
Contract Review: Music. 18-409 A hip hop/ R&B music artsit needs counsel to review a recording contract and assist with trademark registration.
|18-410||Copyright Infringement, Other, Trademark Infringement||Music, Theater||Pro Bono||
Clearance: Film. 18-410 Author of a play about identity theft, has questions about content clearance that she would like to address before filming the demo reel that she plans to send to booking agents.
Contract: Music. 18-417. Client's son, who creates and sells beats, has received a Producer Agreement from a music producer in New York, and needs legal help evaluating the agreement.
|18-420||Business Startup/Corporate, Copyright Protection/Licensing||Visual Art||Pro Bono||
Start-up Visual Artist. 18-420 Visual artist needs start-up advice, and help with copyright registration.