Posts by ADLI Law Group

When It Comes To Posting Your Photos, Ask Permission, Not Forgiveness

There’s a theory to which my girlfriend subscribes: “Ask forgiveness, not permission”. While I generally agree, it doesn’t apply to posting photos of you someone else takes.   Recently, a federal court threw out a lawsuit against influencer and supermodel Gigi Hadid, for posting to Instagram a photo of herself that was taken by a…

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ADLI Attorney Drew Sherman Secures Six-Figure Jury Verdict in Breach of Contract and Licensing Deal for Managment Company

Following a six-day jury trial, ADLI’s client was awarded a $250,000 verdict on quantum meruit. The case brought by the Manager (Plaintiff, Just Having Fun Productions, Inc.) for the musician known as Jani Lane (the former frontman for the band Warrant) who died at the end of 2011, and the Defendant –––– a court-appointed personal…

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Dr. Dariush Adli Discusses the Recent “Kimono” Trademark Controversy and Legal Remedies for Affected Groups

In an article for IP Watchdog, Dr. Dariush Adli discusses the recent controversy surrounding Kim Kardashian’s efforts to trademark the name “Kimono” for her new line of undergarment shapewear.  While not perfect, trademark laws do provide powerful tools for Affected Groups to combat and control cultural appropriators from using their cherished attributes.    To read…

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ADLI Successfully Limits Liability in Substantial HOA Lawsuit

ADLI Founder Dr. Dariush Adli and associate Alyssa Dillard, went to trial defending a large homeowners association, who was sued by a member following water damage to their condominium. The resident and homeowner was seeking monetary damages to repair the condo’s interior, to fund further work on common areas and for diminution of property value.…

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ADLI Family Law Recovers a $1.25 Million Judgment for Client

The case, spearheaded by Marina Manoukian (ADLI’s Head of Family Law), involved domesticating an out-of-state judgment, to collect $1.33 million owed.  The judgment debtor owned a debt-free vacation property that he was attempting to liquidate so that he could avoid paying the assigned judgment.  Manoukian was able to freeze the funds by obtaining an ex-parte…

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Authenticity – Influencers Should Never Have It Take A Vacation

I read a surprising article about a couple, the Smiths, who run the Instagram @The_greatescape.blog, which claims about 28,000 followers. The blog details their two year round-the-world trip. The article is about Ms. Smith admitting that she wasn’t honest in her blog about the couple’s experiences during their three months in the Dominican Republic.   She’s…

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ADLI Attorney Monisha Coelho Elected as Chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Litigation Section

Monisha Coelho, Head of International Practice—India, ADLI Law Group, has been elected the Chair of the Litigation Section for the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA). Previously, Monisha was the Chair-Elect and the Vice Chair for the Section. In her role as Chair, Ms. Coelho is tasked with leading the Litigation Section’s efforts to further and…

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Silence Isn’t Golden If You’re an Influencer

Most influencers are aware of their obligations to clearly disclose when they have a “material connection“ to a brand they’re endorsing. (For those of you unfamiliar with the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) Endorsement Guides’ disclosure requirements, you can check out a short blog or longer article I wrote that talks about them.   But, a…

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