After five years of highly contested litigation, Joseph Costa obtained a 6.7 million dollar judgment on behalf of his client in a real estate partnership dispute. In addition, in September 2011, after a trial in the Los Angeles Superior Court, West District, Joe obtained a conspiracy to defraud and fraudulent conveyance judgment of approximately $500,000 on behalf of his client. Joe also obtained two favorable decisions from the Labor Commissioner in 2011 for his client the Beverly Hills talent agency Paradigm, each in the approximate amount of $100,000, with one of the cases also including an award of attorneys’ fees. Similarly, in the Spring of 2011, Joe was successful in obtaining a permanent injunction in the San Diego Superior Court on behalf of his client with respect to the distribution of Bob Marley images. Thus far, approximately 7.5 million dollars in judgments/awards for Joe’s clients this year. Joe was also recently named again as a “Super Lawyer” for the year 2010. Joe was also featured in a September 2011 article in the Hollywood Reporter.
Charles M. Coate was a featured panelist before the Beverly Hills Bar Entertainment Law Section on December 15, 2010 in the program entitled: “Can Manager Contracts be Enforced? Representing Artists and Personal Managers After Preston and Blasi.
Recently, Charles M. Coate on behalf of his client, after a trial by reference, obtained a judgment approximating $2.7M in unpaid profit participation in connection with the distribution of the Academy Award winning motion picture “Crash,” successfully defending the cross complaint in the action as well. Also, in connection with another recent matter involving the foreign distribution of a slate of films, on behalf of his client he obtained a judgment approximating $7.7M.
March 8, 2006: Joseph P. Costa presents “Nuts and Bolts: Talent Representation” at the Beverly Hills Bar Association.July 22nd, 2009
Deal negotiation, litigation, right of publicity, and dealing with the paparazzi and the media.
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