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You’re getting sued for what? An E&O odyssey (part 12)

By Bob Tarantino

This post is part of an occasional series highlighting the type of risks that film and TV producers face and that are supposed to be covered by ‘errors and omissions’ (E&O) insurance. The series aims to demonstrate that what might seem to a producer to be unjustified paranoia on the part of their lawyer is, on the contrary, well-founded paranoia. These posts will point to actual lawsuits that have been filed against producers and distributors for various alleged rights infringements (whether copyright, trademark, right of publicity or otherwise) — and that inform the nit-picking approach taken by producer’s counsel.

As reported by The Hollywood Reporter‘s entertainment law blog, ‘Hollywood, Esq.’, the producers, distributors and broadcasters of the television series Southland are being sued by the family of a deceased individual whose autopsy photo is used in the opening credits montage of the show…

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