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Section 365 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code is a key provision that allows a debtor to assume, assume and assign, or reject certain executory contracts and unexpired leases. Section 365(n) is a carve-out, however, to a debtor’s broad §365 power. The carve-out allows a non-debtor counterparty the right to either accept the rejection of a contract/license or continue performing under the agreement.
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By Stan Soocher
State “anti-SLAPP” statutes offer a fertile avenue for motions to strike allegations in lawsuits filed over expressive content. These laws are aimed at allowing a defendant to file a motion to strike a “Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation,” such as those based on public comments and content issued by a defendant. The most-recent significant anti-SLAPP court decision involving the entertainment industry was issued in December 2021 by the California Court of Appeal.
By Scott Graham
The Miramax film and tv studio, and its lawyers at Proskauer Rose, shook up both the IP and blockchain communities recently when Miramax sued to block film director Quentin Tarantino from selling non-fungible tokens (NFTs) of memorabilia from his 1994 blockbuster movie Pulp Fiction.
By Phillip Bantz
Being a general counsel for a professional sports team is a coveted gig, but it’s also a job with unique challenges, potential ethical minefields and scandals lurking around the front office, field, stadium and elsewhere.
By ELF Staff
Notable court filings in entertainment law.