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Debra Laws vs. J-Lo & L.L.
Highest Court Ninth Circuit
Year Ended 2006
Plaintiffs Laws, Debra
Defendants Epic Records
Sony Music
Other LL Cool J
Lopez, Jennifer
Short Description Debra Laws, an American R&B singer, sued Jennifer Lopez and LL Cool J for violation of publicity after the latter used Plaintiff's voice in song. Defendants had obtained a valid license for the copyright, and therefore the action was preempted by copyright law. - [This entry is not yet complete or has not been edited/checked.]

Legal Issues
Civil Procedure Interlocutory Orders Preliminary Injunction
General Affirmative Defenses Federal Preemption
  Equitable Remedies Constructive Trust
Torts Privacy Torts Commercial Misappropriation of Name/Likeness
Trademarks & Unfair Competition State Statute/Common Law Right of Publicity
    Unfair Competition, False Advertising & Related Torts


Opinions Laws v. Sony Music Entertainment, Inc.
448 F.3d 1134
Ninth Circuit , May 24, 2006 ( No. 03-57102 )


Laws v. Sony Music Entertainment, Inc.
294 F. Supp. 2d 1160
C.D. California , November 04, 2003 ( No. CV 03-2038 )


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Related Searches Parties
Epic Records ( Defendant )
Laws, Debra ( Plaintiff )
LL Cool J ( Other )
Lopez, Jennifer ( Other )
Sony Music ( Defendant )

Legal Issues
Civil Procedure / Interlocutory Orders / Preliminary Injunction
General / Affirmative Defenses / Federal Preemption
General / Equitable Remedies / Constructive Trust
Torts / Privacy Torts / Commercial Misappropriation of Name/Likeness
Trademarks & Unfair Competition / State Statute/Common Law / Right of Publicity
Trademarks & Unfair Competition / State Statute/Common Law / Unfair Competition, False Advertising & Related Torts

Courts
Ninth Circuit (highest court)
C.D. California


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