KWIKA attorneys Michael Kump, Jonathan Steinsapir and Aaron Liskin, and paralegal Janet Glick, represented long-time KWIKA client Starz Entertainment in a jury trial against defendant DISH Network that commenced on April 22, 2013. read more
KWIKA partners Michael Kump and Greg Korn successfully represented defendant Courtside LLC in an antitrust action filed in federal court in Los Angeles. Courtside produces and finances multi-platform, quality programming and is the radio home for high-profile personalities, including Laura Ingraham and Bill O’Reilly.
KWIKA client Design Symphony has created the new game Sushi Hero. Available starting Dec. 20 at iTunes Store for your iPad/iPod!
KWIKA partners Dale Kinsella and Jonathan Steinsapir secured a complete victory for client Mark Frost last week, when the California Court of Appeal issued a published opinion affirming the entry of summary judgment in his favor.
One of the world’s leading jewelry licensers, Lucas Design International, has abandoned its lawsuit against KWIKA client Sharon Osbourne. Lucas had claimed that Ms. Osbourne, represented by KWIKA partners Howard Weitzman and Jeremiah Reynolds, agreed to license her name and promote a Sharon Osbourne jewelry collection with the company, then canceled the deal.
Los Angeles, CA — January 4, 2012 — Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert (KWIKA), a high-profile litigation firm specializing in the areas of entertainment, intellectual property, commercial disputes, and criminal law, has named Jennifer McGrath as Partner. read more
When an LA music lawyer was terminated by a Band due to false and defamatory statements by the Band’s auditor that the lawyer had not properly negotiated the Band’s record contract, KWIKA filed suit for the music lawyer. The auditor moved to dismiss the suit under California’s anti-SLAPP statute on the basis that his statements were protected free speech. Larry and Greg not only prevailed on the motion to dismiss read more
When NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal was sued by an alleged former business associate who claimed the basketball great had ordered him to be kidnapped, he turned for help to KWIKA partners Michael Kump and Jonathan Steinsapir who removed the action to federal court and filed a motion to dismiss the entire lawsuit. The motion—which made it clear Shaq denies plaintiff’s ludicrous allegations—argued the entire action was time-barred by the applicable statute of limitations. read more
KWIKA partner Jeremiah Reynolds, on behalf of Mitchell Klebanoff, co-writer of the 1997 Chris Farley comedy Beverly Hills Ninja, has prevailed in Klebanoff’s dispute with the financial backers of the sequel. read more
EL SEGUNDO, California (June 22, 2011) – A Los Angeles Superior Court jury has found in favor of toy manufacturer Mattel, Inc., ruling that Mattel fully complied with the terms of a 2004 license agreement for the distribution of the board game “Outburst.” A KWIKA team that included Larry Iser, Kristen Spanier, Patricia Millett and Chad Fitzgerald represented Mattel. Following a nearly month-long trial, on June 20, 2011, the jury returned a verdict rejecting the claim of plaintiff Hersch & Co. that Mattel had failed to advertise the board game as required by the license agreement. The jury verdict comes on the heels of an earlier ruling by Judge Kevin C. Brazile granting Mattel’s motion for nonsuit, dismissing all of Hersch’s other claims, leaving only the advertising claim for the jury. Mattel distributed “Outburst” from 2004 through 2008. read more
KWIKA partners Michael Kump and Jeremiah Reynolds, representing the Kardashian sisters (Kim, Khloe and Kourtney), filed an anti-SLAPP motion to have a complaint thrown out because a debit card company was seeking to hold the Kardashians liable for exercising their right of free speech on a matter of public interest. Fresno County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Hamilton agreed, and granted the motion filed by Kump and Reynolds and awarded attorneys’ fees to defendants. read more
Larry Iser and Greg Gabriel Obtain Settlement for David Byrne in Claim Against Florida Governor Charlie Crist for Unlicensed Use of ‘Road to Nowhere’
Larry Iser and Greg Gabriel have obtained a settlement on behalf of singer/songwriter David Byrne against former Florida Governor Charlie Crist for his campaign’s creation of a web commercial for Christ’s 2010 U.S. Senate campaign that used Byrne’s famous song Road To Nowhere without permission. Securing another victory for artists’ rights, the settlement included a video apology from Crist posted on YouTube. read more
Los Angeles, CA — February 1, 2011 — Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert (KWIKA) has named Chad Fitzgerald, Jeremiah Reynolds and Jonathan Steinsapir as Partners. Coming off a landmark year of cases, KWIKA is a high-profile litigation firm specializing in the areas of entertainment, intellectual property, commercial disputes and criminal law. Fitzgerald and Reynolds continue to hone their practices in entertainment and business litigation; Steinsapir specializes in commercial litigation with expertise in new media and issues surrounding the Internet and intellectual property rights. read more
December 7, 2010 — Today, Judge Scott Gordon of the Los Angeles Superior Court issued a 100-page decision which invalidated an alleged agreement between KWIKA client Jamie McCourt and her former husband Frank McCourt. read more
Los Angeles, CA — September 7, 2009 — Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert LLP (KWIKA), a high-profile litigation firm specializing in the areas of entertainment, intellectual property, commercial disputes, and criminal law, announces that veteran entertainment and video game litigator Suann MacIsaac has joined KWIKA as a Partner, further expanding the company’s roster of top-tier attorneys. Ms. MacIsaac, who brings a tremendous level of entertainment, intellectual property and general business litigation experience, specializes in litigating cases in the video game industry, having represented global leaders such as UbiSoft and Spark Unlimited. Ms. MacIsaac will spearhead further expansion of KWIKA’s business in the video game and new media space, where the company already has litigated on behalf of clients including Yahoo!, eBay, Starz and Mattel, Inc. read more
Nearly one year after KWIKA’s Larry Iser, Patricia Millett, Jon Steinsapir and Greg Gabriel filed suit on behalf of singer/ songwriter Jackson Browne against then-presidential candidate Senator John McCain, the Ohio Republican Party and the Republican National Committee, the case has been settled. read more
Statement on Los Angeles Court Decision Affirming Michael Jackson’s Wishes Expressed in His Will
LOS ANGELES—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Howard Weitzman, counsel for John Branca and John McClain, the named executors for Michael Jackson, today issued the following statement in response to the decision by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff: read more