Visual Artists Rights Act…not a boat load of help for the creators of La Contessa

The facts of the case as indicated in the court documents are as follows: Plaintiffs Simon Cheffins (“Cheffins”) and Gregory Jones (“Jones”) (collectively “Plaintiffs”) brought and action against Michael Sewart (“Defendant”) alleging conversion and violati...
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The “relation back doctrine” failed when Plaintiff was unable to show that a “unity of interest” existed between new and original defendants

The Supreme Court, Appellate Division, 4th Department held that an owner of underground cables failed to establish that a new defendant was vicariously liable for original defendant’s alleged damage to cables, and as a result there was no unity of interest between the new and original defenda...
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