Multiple Parties and Attorney’s Fees

A California Appellate Court has held that in lawsuits involving multiple parties there may be more than one prevailing party entitled to contractual attorney’s fees. In the underlying case, the plaintiff sued a company for breach of contract and also named the company’s managing partner as an individual defendant, based on an alter ego allegation.…

The Case of the Viral Monkey

Apparently, a monkey took a selfie of himself and the picture went viral.  PETA then sued the photographer who published the picture claiming that the monkey’s copyright privileges were infringed.  The District Court granted the photographer’s motion to dismiss on the grounds that PETA did not have standing to sue for the monkey.