Sunday, April 30, 2017

Hollywood Hip Hop Conflicts (Encore)

("Only [judges] can judge me.")

"Glaser Weil Conflict to be Reconsidered in Tupac Biopic Lawsuit" --
  • "An L.A. County Superior Court judge should have looked a little harder at the relationship between law firm Glaser Weil and its former client before denying a motion for disqualification, an appellate panel has ruled. The firm represented Randall Emmett, George Furla and their combined production company, Emmett/Furla Productions, in an arbitration in 2012 — and now is up against them in a lawsuit over a Tupac biopic on behalf of Morgan Creek Productions."
  • "'Plaintiffs contend the trial court abused its discretion in failing to determine whether there is a substantial relationship between the Fox arbitration and Morgan Creek matter,' writes presiding justice Tricia Bigelow.  'We agree and remand for further proceedings.'"
  • "'The evidence and representations in the record regarding Emmett and Furla’s role in securing financing through an entity they owned, combined with aspects of the Morgan Creek litigation thus far, make it necessary for the trial court to determine whether there is a substantial risk Glaser Weil’s representation of Morgan Creek against plaintiffs will involve Emmett and Furla’s confidential information acquired in the course of Glaser Weil’s prior representation,' writes Bigelow."
Here's the full opinion.

(For those playing along, we note that judge's name is aptly poetic...)

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