NY Civil Rights Law 51

In Gravano v. Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., 2016 NY Slip Op 05942 (App. Div. 1st Dept. Sept. 1, 2016), the court held that the claims asserted by plaintiffs Lindsay Lohan and Karen Gravano against the makers of the “Grand Theft Auto V” video game under New York Civil Rights Law § 51 should have been dismissed. Ms.…

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Model/actress Shoshana Roberts made headlines awhile back when she made a video, titled “10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman”, to illustrate the issue of “street harassment”. In a recently-filed $500,000 lawsuit, she asserts against various defendants (including Rob Bliss Creative LLC, Hollaback! Inc., Google, and YouTube) the following claims: [Q]uantum meruit, breach of…

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In a March 6, 2015 decision, the New York Supreme Court recently dismissed “Dating Naked” contestant Jessie Nizewitz’s $10 million lawsuit against Viacom. In sum, plaintiff alleged that although defendants promised her “that all frontal and genital nudity would be blurred out when the show was broadcast”, defendants “did not blur out her vagina and…

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Here’s Lindsay Lohan’s state court complaint, filed July 1, 2014 in New York State Supreme Court, against Take-Two Interactive Software and Rockstar Games. Lohan asserts that defendants used Lohan’s “portrait” in advertising the game and in the game itself, namely in a “side mission” involving a character named “Lacey Jonas” and telling a story containing…

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