Manatt Attorneys Prevail on Behalf of Brian Wilson
Billboard Magazine, June 2, 2007 - Billboard Magazine noted Manatt partners Lee Phillips and Eric Custer for their representation of Brian Wilson, the former Beach Boy and legendary songwriter. In an interview in Billboard's "Legal Matters" column, firm lawyers discussed how "covermounts" -- a new marketing tool in the United Kingdom where free CDs are mounted on publications, in this case, The Daily Mail -- and sold as part of the newspaper. A covermount with re-recorded Beach Boy tunes led to a litigation brought against Brian Wilson by former band mate, Mike Love. Manatt litigators successfully obtained dismissal of all 18 causes of action through summary adjudication.
Hollywood Reporter, ESQ., May 16, 2007 - Manatt's litigation team was noted in Hollywood Reporter, ESQ for representation of Brian Wilson in a lawsuit filed by former fellow Beach Boy Mike Love alleging breach of fiduciary duty and other claims. Manatt was able to get full dismissal of each of 18 causes of action in the lawsuit following multiple filings of motions for summary judgment. The case in USDC for the Central District of California ultimately ended with the final cause of action being dismissed on Friday, May 11, 2007.
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