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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|
|16-584||Commercial Litigation/ADR/Other Claims, Copyright Infringement||Film/TV||Contingent Fee (PB Eligible)||
Litigation Pending. A screenwriter filed a pro se complaint, now pending in the Northern District of Illinois, for copyright infringement, breach of implied contract based on the submission of his idea, and deceptive trade practices. The defendants are major media entities. Client is hoping to secure representation on a contingent fee basis.
|17-143||Commercial Litigation/ADR/Other Claims, Other||Other, Visual Art||Pro Bono||
Litigation Evaluation Street Artist . A talented street artist had a permit to perform on city streets, but recently the permit was revoked after the ordinance governing street performances was changed. Client's position raises 1st Amendment and other issues that appear colorable and needs representation to negotiate a change in the city's position.
|17-184||Business Startup/Corporate, NFP Advice||Film/TV, Visual Art||Pro Bono||
Start-up Help: Art Curator. Client needs legal advice regarding business structure. She runs an annual film festival and curates art events. She has run shows with video art as well as 2D and 3D art installations.
|17-191||Commercial Litigation/ADR/Other Claims||Visual Art||Pro Bono||
Litigation Evaluation. Client lost his studio in a foreclosure action and needs help evaluating whether there are any options for him at this time. He claims that he paid the loan balance off in full and that the mortgage lien should have been released; but he lost in the circuit court, and the appeallate court; then the Illinois Supreme Court declined the case.
|17-220||Business Startup/Corporate, Contracts, Trademark Protection||Film/TV||Pro Bono||
Start-up Help: Filmmaker. Young filmmaker needs legal help with business structure and a contract for use with his customers.
|17-227b||Contracts||Visual Art, Other||Pro Bono||
Standard Contracts for a Visual Artist. A visual artist and designer, needs help drafting two standardized contracts for her services.
|17-228||Commercial Litigation/ADR/Other Claims, Employment||Theater||Pro Bono||
Employment Dispute. Client was hired as a director by a theatre company, but the company has not honored the contract, ostensibly for financial reasons unrelated to Client's performance. Client needs an attorney to evaluate her claim against the theatre and potentially represent her.
|17-268||Business Startup/Corporate, Contracts||Music, Visual Art||Pro Bono||
Start-up Help: Band Manager. A young band manager needs start-up advice and one contract for the two bands that he is managing.
Standard Rental Agreement. A successful 501(c)3 association of dance companies needs a standard contract to lease equipment it owns to dance companies.
|17-295||Commercial Litigation/ADR/Other Claims||Literature||Pro Bono||
Internet Dispute. A blogger who used a Creative Commons image with proper attribution received a cease and desist letter from an attorney in France alleging infringement and requesting payment. Client needs legal help to review the documents and provide advice.
|17-302||Business Startup/Corporate, Contracts||Film/TV||Pro Bono||
Start-up Help: Film-maker. Documentary script writer needs general legal advice regarding film-making and a contract for her videographer.
|17-311||Business Startup/Corporate, Contracts||Performance Art, Visual Art||Pro Bono||
Start-up Help: Photographer. Client provides photography, artist management and graphic design services and needs help with organizational structure, one contract for her photography services and advice regarding trademark.
|17-314||Business Startup/Corporate, Copyright Protection/Licensing||Literature, Performance Art, Theater, Visual Art, Other||Pro Bono||
Start-up Help: Improv Workshops. Client designed a unique storytelling and improvisation workshop that she was operating overseas. She has returned to the states and needs help establishing her entity here. She also needs assistance with trademark registration and a license for other professionals who want to conduct the workshop.
|17-339||Business Startup/Corporate, Contracts||Dance, Performance Art||Pro Bono||
Start-up Help: Dance Company . Dance company that offers teaching and performance services needs start-up advice and two contracts - one for students and one for members of the dance troupe. Client also needs terms and conditions for its website.
|17-352||Rights of Privacy and Publicity||Theater||Pro Bono||
Rights of Publicity. Actress and writer who is writing a fictionalized script about life of a famous, now deceased, actress needs legal advice about rights of publicity and guidance on securing any permissions that she may need.
|17-362||Business Startup/Corporate, Contracts||Film/TV, Literature, Other||Pro Bono||
Start-up Help: Authors' Representative. Client represents authors and runs a book club by conference call. Client needs help with business structure and two contracts, one for the authors she represents and one for her presentations.