Arts Cases Available for Placement

March 12,  2019

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DISPUTE RESOLUTION

A2658-2-D: CREDIT AND COMPENSATION FOR WORK ON ALBUM

In 2013, Client worked with various Adverse Parties to produce one song on AP’s album. Client registered with and has been receiving royalty payments from BMI, but AP’s never credited nor compensated Client for his contribution as agreed. Client seeks proper credit and compensation as per the agreement with APs.

A2402-1-D: UNAUTHORIZED USE OF MUSIC

Client, an organist and composer performing since the 90s, has several pieces available online. Recently,  Client discovered a portion of her work had appeared in several TV shows. Client seeks the assistance of an attorney to draft and send a cease and desist letter to the party licensing her work without authorization and to recover damages and a license fee for use of her work.

A2527-1-D: RECOVERY OF PROPERTY

Client, an audio engineer and bassist, entered into a verbal agreement with a studio (Adverse Party) to assist AP in paying overdue rent. In exchange for using the studio and a partnership with AP, Client gave AP money to help cover the overdue rent and uncollected revenue earned by the studio. Client requested a written agreement, but AP refused and has now denied Client access to his equipment located at the studio. Client seeks return of his equipment and compensation for lost income.

A3421-1-D: ACCOMPLISHED ARTIST NEEDS ASSISTANCE WITH COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

Client is an accomplished painter who has had their photo-realistic work displayed in the Georgia capital and around the country. Client and Adverse Party were acquaintances. AP used Client's painting to create and sell apparel and accessories without Client's permission on 3rd Party Website. Client seeks to stop the sale of these items and all available remedies.

MISCELLANEOUS

A2736-1-M: ARTIST NEEDS ASSISTANCE WITH PAYMENT SETTLEMENT

Client is a multi-disciplinary artist. Several years ago, a neurological event impaired Client’s ability to work. Client was advised to stop making payments on his credit card, and now the credit card company (Adverse Party) has served Client to recover the amount owed. Client seeks an attorney’s assistance to advise him and help settle the matter.

A3399-1-M: DMCA TAKEDOWN ASSISTANCE/RESPONSE TO LETTER

Client, an interior designer, primarily works designing the interiors of night clubs. Client hired two APs as independent contractors. The APs assisted in creating a  "design video" that Client used to illustrate her design to her client. Client terminated one of the APs. This AP removed Client's logo from the design video, replaced it with her own logo and posted it on YouTube  misrepresenting that the design represented was AP's.  Client seeks to have the video removed from the internet and wants to ensure AP does not continue to claim the content as AP's. AP has also sent a letter requesting payment for work on projects completed after her termination. Client needs a response to this letter.

WILLS & ESTATES

A3436-1-W: DRAFTING WILL, ADVANCED HEALTHCARE DIRECTIVE & POA

Client has been an artist  for over five decades. She began with water-color paintings and has transitioned into other forms of art, including fabric design and public art. Client needs a Power of Attorney, Advanced Healthcare Directive, and a Will.