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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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|Case #||Legal Category||Arts Category||Client Type||Description|
|18-585||Other||Visual Art||Pro Bono||
Contract: Scholarship. 18-585 NFP educational group needs help setting up a scholarship program for art students.
|18-659||Copyright Protection/Licensing||Music||Pro Bono||
Copyright and Contract: Music. Legendary Blues singer recently released an album that includes performances of other award winning artists and producers. She does not have any written agreements for this project and needs a contract with the producer and the team that is acting as her agent.
|18-708||Commercial Litigation/ADR/Other Claims||Music||Pro Bono||
Dispute: Breach of Contract 18-708 Rap artist paid a producer to mix and master the tracks that the producer recorded for the artist. The producer never finished the mastering and Client would like the tracks to be returned to her so that she can work with them; or, in the alternative, Client would accept a refund of the amounts she paid to the producer.
|19-006||Business Startup/Corporate, Contracts||Visual Art||Pro Bono||
Start-up: Visual Art. 19-006 Muralist who merges historic themes with graffiti like images needs start-up advice and one standardized agreement for his customers.
|19-026||Commercial Litigation/ADR/Other Claims||Music||Pro Bono||
Dispute: Music. 19-026 Musician, whose music is being played, has not received any royalty statments or payments since 2011. Client needs help evaluating her rights and pursuing recovery as warranted.
|19-027||Business Startup/Corporate, Contracts||Theater, Visual Art, Other||Pro Bono||
Start-up NFP: Multimedia. 19-027 NFP that does multimedia art needs start-up help and advice regarding a contract for a large scale weekend long event.
|19-031||NFP Advice||Music, Performance Art, Other||Pro Bono||
NFP: Music. NFP classical music group needs legal advice regarding structuring payments to its performers. They also have questions about board governance.
|19-032||Copyright Protection/Licensing||Music||Pro Bono||
Copyright: Music. 19-032 NFP Jazz group is planning to offer a podcast and needs legal advice regarding music licensing. Client needs help understanding what licenses he needs for playing recorded music on the podcast, playing live music on the podcast and offering the podcast for download.
|19-055||Contracts||Film/TV, Music||Pro Bono||
Start-up: Music.19-055 Licensing agent who helps musicians find opportunities to license their music for film and TV needs start-up advice and two contracts: an Exclusive Representation Agreement for the musician clients, and a Sync License that would be between his company and the licensees.
|19-059||Visa and Immigration||Other||Pro Bono||
Immigration: Visual Artist. 19-059 Master's degree student at SAIC needs legal advice regarding options for securing a Visa to stay in the US after she graduates in May.
|19-067||Business Startup/Corporate, Contracts, Employment, NFP Advice||Dance, Performance Art, Other||Pro Bono||
NFP: Dance. 19-067 NFP dance group needs counsel to amend the organization's bylaws to address issues that are specific the operation of their organization.
|19-069||Business Startup/Corporate||Visual Art||Pro Bono||
Start-up: Designer. 19-069 Artist who received a design patent needs start-up advice and help with business structure.
|19-071||Business Startup/Corporate, Copyright Protection/Licensing, Trademark Protection||Visual Art||Pro Bono||
Start-up: Visual Art. Visual artist needs help with copyright registration for designs that she plans to print on T-shirts.
|19-076||Business Startup/Corporate, Contracts, Copyright Protection/Licensing, Trademark Protection||Music||Pro Bono||
Start-up Music. 19-076 Music production and publishing organization needs help with business structure and one contract to license the use of compositions that it controls.
|19-104||Contracts, Copyright Protection/Licensing||Music||Pro Bono||
Contract Review: Music. Musician needs help interpreting and evaluating an online agreement to offer his music through a licensing organization.
|19-113||Copyright Infringement, Copyright Protection/Licensing, Trademark Infringement, Trademark Protection||Literature, Visual Art||Pro Bono||
Defamation and Content Clearance. Graphic novelist needs counsel to help evaluate the risk posed by five items in his graphic novel. Issues include possible infringement of intellectual property rights and defamation.
|19-123||Commercial Litigation/ADR/Other Claims||Fashion||Pro Bono||
Nevada Cause of Action: Collection. 19-123 Client paid a self-described "Media Artist" to assist her with branding for her start-up cosmetic company. Under a written agreement, the Media Artist was to create a logo, packaging, and marketing materials. Client paid in advance and the Media Artist never performed. Client needs help evaluating her options and pursuing recovery.
|19-129||Contracts||Visual Art||Pro Bono||
Contract for Services:Painting. Painter was hired by a marketing group to paint images of high profile personalities on memorabilia. Client needs help evaluating his liability exposure. He also needs help memorializing the terms of his agreement with the marketing group.
|19-137||Copyright Protection/Licensing, Patent Protection, Trademark Protection||Other||Pro Bono||
IP Protection. Client needs help evaluating whether his invention is entitled to intellectual property protection.
Contract: Music. Manager needs help memorializing an agreement between the artist that she manages, the music producer and herself as the manager.
|19-152||Commercial Litigation/ADR/Other Claims, Employment||Music||Contingent Fee (PB Eligible)||
Dispute: Pending Age Discrimination Litigation. Clients filed an age discirmination suit pro-se. They made a settlement proposal that was rejected and have upcoming discovery. Clients need counsel to assist with the litigation.
|19-162||Copyright Infringement||Film/TV, Music, Performance Art, Theater||Pro Bono||
Copyright Infringement: Fim. Music video producer needs help evaluating a claim for Copyright Infringement and sending a Cease and Desist letter.
|19-165||NFP Advice||Visual Art||Pro Bono||
NFP: Visual Arts. NFP needs legal advice regarding acting as a fiscal sponsor.
Licensing: TV. Co-producers of a six-episode sketch comedy series need counsel to review a non-exclusive licensing agreement to stream their content.
|19-172||Trademark Protection||Other||Pro Bono||
Trademark Registration. NFP that hires refugees to make hand-crafted bags from recycled materials needs help with trademark registration.
Contract: Music. Talented musician and singer-songwriter needs counsel to review two contracts from a music publisher.
|19-178||NFP Advice||Theater||Pro Bono||
NFP: Theater. NFP organization that raises money to assist members of the theater community with health issues needs counsel to review their updated bylaws.