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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|
|17-646||Commercial Litigation/ADR/Other Claims||Other||Pro Bono||
Dispute: Collection. Vintage clothing store owner purchased an advertising package that included certain services in addition to the advertising. The services were not performed and client needs help evaluating, and if appropriate pursuing, her claim for damages.
|17-655||Visa and Immigration||Fashion, Performance Art||Pro Bono||
Immigration: Green Card. Costume designer currently working in the US under a O1B Visa that expires in 2019 would like to apply for a green card.Client, initially, needs help understanding the process and the requirements.
|17-670||Visa and Immigration||Music||Pro Bono||
Immigration: Visa. Client is a small NFP arts organization that needs help securing an O-1 visa for one of its directors.
|17-749||NFP Advice, Real Estate/Landlord-Tenant||Music, Performance Art, Theater, Other||Pro Bono||
NFP and Landlord Tenant: Theater. Small NFP theater that started in 2015 needs compliance review and help drafting a lease for sub-tenants who rent the space by the hour.
|17-767||Business Startup/Corporate||Other||Pro Bono||
Client is interested in starting a clothing line and needs legal advice regarding trademark protection and help registering his logo.
|18-009||Contracts, Other||Film/TV||Pro Bono||
Contract: Film. Film student who plans to adapt a short story for a screen play needs an agreement with the Vietnamese author of the short story and legal advice regarding filming in Vietnam.
|18-041||Commercial Litigation/ADR/Other Claims||Visual Art||Contingent Fee||
Dispute: Visual Art. 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 appropriate pursuing, any claim he may have against the organization.
|18-046||Employment, Other||Literature||Pro Bono||
Employment: Publishing. Author needs help evaluating the risk of publishing a non-fiction work that includes three passages related to publically available information about an organization for which he does part-time work.
Contract. Author of an unpublished book about a holistic remedy for a common ailment needs an idea protection agreement to present to a television producer that she hopes to work with.
|18-074||Business Startup/Corporate, Contracts, Trademark Protection||Music||Pro Bono||
Start-up Music. Singer-songwriter needs start-up advice and help with business structure.
|18-078||Commercial Litigation/ADR/Other Claims||Film/TV, Music, Theater||Contingent Fee||
Dispute: Theater. Client produced a show at a local theater and agreed to accept payment from the theater after the run was complete. Client believes that the payment he received was not what was agreed to and needs help analyzing the contract and the settlement sheet. Client also needs help, if appropriate, recovering any amounts that are owed to him.
|18-087||Commercial Litigation/ADR/Other Claims, Rights of Privacy and Publicity, Trademark Infringement||Music, Visual Art, Other||Pro Bono||
Trademark Dispute: Music. Estate of a deceased musician needs legal help to evaluate options for enforcing trademarks and rights of publicity.
|18-097||Rights of Privacy and Publicity||Literature||Pro Bono||
Publicity Rights: Publishing. 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.
|18-101||Copyright Protection/Licensing||Music||Pro Bono||
Copyright: Music. Country folk musician needs legal advice regarding copyright protection and help with registration.
|18-103||Business Startup/Corporate||Film/TV, Music, Performance Art, Theater, Visual Art, Other||Pro Bono||
Start-up: Music. Music production company needs start-up advice and help with business structure.
|18-107||NFP Advice||Visual Art||Pro Bono||
NFP: Photography. Not for profit that will support photographers who focus on humanitarian issues needs help with its application for tax exemption and supporting documents.
|18-114||Copyright Protection/Licensing, Patent Protection||Visual Art||Pro Bono||
Graphic designer who creates 3D art needs legal help to evaluate options for protecting her design process.
|18-118||Business Startup/Corporate||Film/TV||Pro Bono||
Start-up: Documentary Film. Documentary filmmaker needs start-up advice and help with business structure.
|18-121||Real Estate/Landlord-Tenant||Film/TV, Music||Pro Bono||
Landlord-Tenant. Recording artist resides in CHA housing and needs counsel to inquire with CHA Legal to determine the status of her lease. Building manager is refusing to accept rent payments.
|18-123||Copyright Infringement, Copyright Protection/Licensing||Film/TV, Music||Pro Bono||
Copyright Fair Use: Film. Award winning documentary filmmaker who is doing a film is about street musicians needs legal advice regarding fair use as it applies to certain music in his film.
|18-125||Commercial Litigation/ADR/Other Claims||Dance, Film/TV, Literature, Music, Performance Art, Theater, Visual Art||Pro Bono||
Dispute: Music. Former business partners have a dispute over the trademark for the business, ownership intersts and masters.
|18-130||Commercial Litigation/ADR/Other Claims||Literature||Contingent Fee||
Dispute: Publishing. Science fiction author needs help evaluating his claims against a local publishing company and assistance recovering rights and amounts owed.
|18-132||Commercial Litigation/ADR/Other Claims, Trademark Infringement||Music, Performance Art||Pro Bono||
Trademark Dispute: Music. Music festival organizer needs help evaluating his trademark rights and, if appropriate, enforcing those rights in a David and Goliath scenario.