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Pamela Koslyn

Pamela Koslyn’s Legal Cases

14 total


  • Brown v. Suge Knight, Death Row Records

    Practice Area:
    Entertainment
    Date:
    May 16, 2001
    Outcome:
    $14.3 million verdict, including $10M in punitive damages --this was the 8th largest punitive damage award in CA during 2000
    Description:
    Music production company and music publisher's lawsuit against Death Row Records owner and company regarding artist and publishing royalties from the artist Kurupt. On claims for intereference with contract, the jury's verdict was $4.3M in compensatory damages, $10M in punitive damages.
  • Hiphoplands Ltd. v. Blackground Records

    Practice Area:
    Entertainment
    Date:
    Feb 10, 2009
    Outcome:
    Defeated $200M Cross-Complaint
    Description:
    Plaintiff British record distributor sued for breach of contract and was counter-sued for breach. Both claims resulted in $0 verdicts.
  • SparkNet v. Perry

    Practice Area:
    Trademark Infringement
    Date:
    Aug 11, 2010
    Outcome:
    Won a six-figure settlement on our Cross-Complaint
    Description:
    Radio station owner sued trademark assignor/seller for trademark infringement; trademark owner counter-sued for breach of the trademark conditional sales contract, since plaintiff/counterdefendant was supposed to return the trademarks to defendant if they did not pay him a set amount. Defendant/Counterclaimant also sued for an accounting, and for conversion of the stock of defendant's/counterclaimant's company that owns the trademarks.
  • Whirity v. Weaver

    Practice Area:
    Intellectual Property
    Date:
    Jul 24, 2009
    Outcome:
    Confidential settlement.
    Description:
    Collaborator sued co-collaborator for copyright infringement.
  • Collins and White Wolf v. Sony Pictures

    Practice Area:
    Copyright Infringement
    Date:
    Sep 07, 2004
    Outcome:
    Confidential settlement between parties involving payment to my client Collins.
    Description:
    Nancy A, Collins, author of short story The Love of Monsters, and White Wolf Publishing, publisher of the story and the World of Darkness role-playing games, sued Sony Pictures, Screen Gems and Lakeshore Entertainment for the film Underworld's infringement.
  • Mohler and Wood v. Band, Kamin, et al

    Practice Area:
    Entertainment
    Date:
    Apr 19, 2004
    Outcome:
    Confidential settlement between parties involving payment to my clients Mohler and Wood.
    Description:
    The Calling band members Billy Mohler and Nate Wood sued fellow band members Alex Band, Aaron Kamin, and the band's managment company for failure to pay Mohler and Wood their share of artist's income from the record, company, touring, and merchandising.
  • Spector v. Blaine, Takei, et al

    Practice Area:
    Entertainment
    Date:
    May 15, 2007
    Outcome:
    Record producer dismissed suit against my client Takei.
    Description:
    Legendary record producer Phil Spector filed suit against his former assistant, Michelle Blaine, and others, for embezzlement and other claims. Spector dismissed all claims against Takei.
  • Cole v. City of Santa Monica

    Practice Area:
    Land Use & Zoning
    Outcome:
    Verdicts in favor of several of the plaintiffs.
    Description:
    Cole and others sued the City of Santa Monica for harm to the values of their homes due to the City's operation of its airport, including allowing jets to use the small runway extremely close to the homes.
  • Stevenson v. Ginn, SST Records

    Practice Area:
    Entertainment
    Date:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Outcome:
    Confidential settlement between parties involving payments and re-negotiated royalties to my client Stevenson.
    Description:
    Member of seminal punk band The Descendants sued another member of the band, Greg Ginn, whose record label SST Records had rights to certain recordings of the band. Stevenson's claims included breach of contract and an accounting for past due artist royalties.
  • Brown v. Heur and Triple X Records

    Practice Area:
    Entertainment
    Date:
    Nov 02, 2007
    Outcome:
    Confidential settlement between the parties involving payments to my client Plaintiff Brown.
    Description:
    Charley Brown, who discovered the band Jane's Addiction, sued Peter Heur, his former partner in Triple X Records, for among other claims, failure to account and pay royalties.