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A Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Challenging the Constitutionality of the California Talent Agencies Act

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Top TAA Celebrities


A partial list of celebrities who have invoked the TAA in controversies with their personal managers:


Anita Baker • Rosanne Barr • Billy Blanks • Billy Blanks Jr. • Golden Brooks • Cher • Jack Carter • Nick Carter • Michael Chiklis (3x) • Thomas Haydn Church • Patti Davis Reagan • The Deftones • Bo Derek • Dog the Bounty Hunter • Gloria Estefan • Faith Ford • Macy Gray • Arsenio Hall • Sean Hayes • Rick James • Jefferson Airplane • Jewel • Joanna Kerns • Ke$ha • Chaka Khan • The Killerz • Lisa Kudrow • Matt Leblanc • Sugar Ray Leonard (2x) • Jennifer Lopez (2x) • Kyle Massey • Freddie Prinze Jr. • Richard Pryor • Mickey Rooney • John Sebastian • Nicolette Sheridan • Shawnee Smith • Wesley Snipes • Snoop Dog • Connie Stevens • Elizabeth Taylor • Tanya Tucker • Damon Wayons • Wheezer • Wilco • Flip Wilson • Dwight Yoakam.
Noted civil rights litigator and constitutional law expert will represent NCOPM in TAA Lawsuit

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 10, 2015 -- Noted civil rights litigator and constitutional expert David C. Codell has been retained by the National Conference of Personal Managers for representation in U. S. District Court for the NCOPM lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the California Talent Agencies Act.

Although the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California dismissed the NCOPM lawsuit in March 2013, NCOPM appealed that ruling and the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit vacated the decsion in March 2015 and remended the case back to the District Court.

Mr. Codell is nationally recognized for securing numerous precedent-setting civil rights victories. He has litigated cases seeking marriage equality for same-sex couples in Utah, Alabama, Florida, Idaho and Tennessee, the latter case becoming the U.S. Supreme Court landmark ruling that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to get married.

Mr. Codell received his bachelor's degree summa cum laude from Harvard College, and his J.D. degree magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he served as Supreme Court Editor of the Harvard Law Review.

Mr. Codell began his legal career as a law clerk for Judge David S. Tatel, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit; then clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

He has successfully represented major clients in the television, motion picture, recording, and advertising industries in disputes concerning the First Amendment, copyright law, anti-piracy and Internet issues, idea origination, defamation, rights of publicity, talent contracts, profit participation, employment discrimination and insurance.
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Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals vacates dismissal of
NCOPM lawsuit challenging CA Talent Agencies Act


PASADENA, Calif., Mar. 19, 2015 – The 9th Circuit U. S. Court of Appeals today vacated a March 2013 decision by U. S. District Court Judge Dean D. Pregerson, who had dismissed a lawsuit filed by the National Conference of Personal Managers (NCOPM) challenging the constitutionality of the California Talent Agencies Act (TAA). More…


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9th Circuit Set To Rule on NCOPM Appeal


PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 13, 2015 -- The U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit announced that The Court is of the unanimous opinion that the facts and legal arguments are adequately presented in the briefs and record for the NCOPM lawsuit challenging the constitutality of the California Talent Agencies Act, that oral argument would not significantly aid the decisional process and that the matter therefore is ordered submitted without oral argument. A court ruling is expected within several months.

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Showbiz Managers Claim Calif. Officials File

False Statements With U. S. Court of Appeals


LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Jan. 20, 2014 - The National Conference of Personal Managers (NCOPM) claims top state officials filed false and misleading statements in the association's federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the the California Talent Agencies Act (TAA). More...
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Managers' Supporters File Amicus Brief
in NCOPM "Talent Agencies Act" Lawsuit

Trade associations, noted entertainment attorney and Southwestern Law Professors support NCOPM lawsuit challenging Act's constitutionality.

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17, 2013 –The Amicus Project at Southwestern Law School has filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of the Music Managers Forum-US (MMF-US), the Talent Managers Association (TMA), attorney Edwin F. McPherson and entertainment law professors Robert C. Lind and Michael M. Epstein in support of the federal appeal by the National Conference of Personal Managers (NCOPM) challenging the constitutionality of the California Talent Agencies Act. More...
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Showbiz Managers File Appeal in CA Talent Agencies Act Lawsuit

 

NCOPM requests U.S. Court of Appeals to declare TAA unconstitutional.


LOS ANGELES, Oct. 9, 2013 –The National Conference of Personal Managers (NCOPM) has filed an appeal with the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in their on-going federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the California Talent Agencies Act (TAA). More...


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Showbiz Managers File Notice of Appeal in Talent Agencies Act Lawsuit

Noted constitutional attorney Stephen F. Rohde joins NCOPM legal team.

LOS ANGELES, April 8, 2013 – In their on-going federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the California Talent Agencies Act, the National Conference of Personal Managers (NCOPM) has filed a Notice of Appeal with the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. More...

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Showbiz Managers Will Appeal U. S. Court "Talent Agencies Act" Decision

NCOPM claims Court's opinion is an abuse of judicial discretion.

LOS ANGELES, Mar. 12, 2013 – Undaunted by an initial rebuff, the National Conference of Personal Managers (NCOPM) will take their challenge of the constitutionality of the California Talent Agencies Act (TAA) to the Ninth Circuit of the U. S. Court of Appeals. More...

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LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11, 2013 -- On behalf of Defendants Edmund G. Brown et al, the California Attorney General has filed a reply in support of the Defendants' Motion to Dismiss the NCOPM Complaint challenging the constitutionality of the California Talent Agencies Act. CLICK HERE to download Defendant's Reply in Support of Motion to Dismiss Complaint.
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LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1, 2013 -- NCOPM has filed an opposition motion to the California Attorney General's motion to dismiss the NCOPM federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the California Talent Agencies Act. A hearing has been scheduled for Feb. 25, 2013, in the U. S. District Court for the Central District California. CLICK HERE to download Plaintiff's Opposition Motion.

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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11, 2013 -- On behalf of Defendants Edmund G. Brown et al, the California Attorney General has filed a motion to dismiss the NCOPM federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the California Talent Agencies Act. CLICK HERE to download Defendant's Motion to Dismiss.

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Showbiz Managers Claim California Talent Agencies Act is Unconstitutional


NCOPM seeks declaratory and injunctive relief in U. S. Court.


LOS ANGELES, Nov. 12, 2012 – The National Conference of Personal Managers (NCOPM) has filed a federal constitutional challenge to the California Talent Agency Act (TAA). More...


CLICK HERE to download NCOPM Complaint.

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