Leopold, Petrich & Smith Legal Team Joins Ballard Spahr

Two nationally renowned Media and Entertainment Law practices have joined forces to create a powerhouse team with an expanded presence in Los Angeles.

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Summary Judgment for Defendant Local TV, LLC in Misappropriation of Name and Likeness Lawsuit (2016)

September 2, 2016

In Local TV, LLC v. Superior Court (Knutsson), 3 Cal.App.5th (2016), LP&S obtained a reversal in the California Court of Appeal, reversing the denial of defendant Local TV, LLC's motion for summary judgment to dismiss misappropriation of name and likeness and unfair business practice claims in connection with the "Kurt the CyberGuy" video segments.