Posts Tagged ‘lawsuit’

Actor Says Paparazzi Are to Blame if They Get Punched

Posted by on Thursday December 11, 2014 | Celebrity

Photographers’ injury lawsuits against pugilistic celebrities and their bodyguards are too commonplace to count as news these days, but a report about the case of photographer Sheng Li v. actor Sam Worthington caught our eye because of the actor’s defense. Call it the serves-you-right defense. According to a report, paparazzo Li is suing the... More

Model Release Lawsuit Survives Getty’s Challenge

Posted by on Wednesday March 12, 2014 | Uncategorized

A New York state judge has cleared the way for a lawsuit by a model who is accusing Getty Images of commercial use of her likeness without a model release. State supreme court judge Ancil C. Singh rejected last week a request from Getty to throw out model Avril Nolan’s claim on First Amendment and... More

Hartford Police Sued for Stopping Camera Drone, Chasing Photog Away

Posted by on Thursday February 20, 2014 | Photojournalism

A news photographer has sued the Hartford, Connecticut police department and two of its officers for forcing him to stop flying a camera-equipped drone over the scene of a police investigation. Photographer Pedro Rivera, who works for television station WFSB, was briefly detained for questioning and ordered to stop flying the remote-controlled drone over the... More

David LaChapelle Sues Former Manager

Posted by on Friday December 28, 2012 | Fine Art

Photographer David LaChapelle has sued his former manager, alleging he is owed $2.8 million for sales of his photographs and $755,000 for personal loans, the New York Post has reported. LaChapelle filed the claim against Fred Torres, whom he hired in 2005 “under a handshake agreement” to arrange exhibitions, provide career advice, and manage LaChapelle’s... More