John H. Lavely, Jr., (Member) born Framingham, Massachusetts, December 14, 1943; admitted to bar, 1970, Pennsylvania and New York; 1971, Pennsylvania Supreme Court and U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; 1972, California, U.S. District Court, Central District of California and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1995, U.S. Supreme Court.
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Honors: Ranked in "Chambers USA 2010" and "Chambers USA 2008" as "Band 1", a leading individual attorney (among the top nine of all attorneys), a top individual ranking for "Media & Entertainment: Litigation" lawyers. "Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers" is the most prestigious legal directory of U.S. lawyers and law firms published by Chambers & Partners. Named to the Daily Journal's 2008, 2007, 2006 and 2005 lists of the "Top 100 Attorneys in California".
Education: Yale University (B.A., cum laude, 1965); University of Pennsylvania (LL.B., 1969).
Member: Beverly Hills, Century City and Los Angeles County Bar Associations; State Bar of California. Special Agencies: California Labor Commissioner.
Practice Areas: Entertainment Litigation; Business Litigation; Right of Publicity and Privacy Law; Libel Law; Copyright Law.
Reported Cases: Richard Pryor, et al v. David McCoy Franklin, California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, Labor Commissioner, Case No. TAC 17 MP114; Bo Derek v. Karen Callan, California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, Labor Commissioner, Case No. TAC 18-80 SFMP 82-80; Selleck vs. Globe International, Inc., 166 Cal.App.3d 1123, 212 Cal.Rptr. 1123 (1985) (Rev. Denied); LaCienega Music Co. v. ZZ Top, 53 F. 3d 950 (9th Cir 1995), cert denied 116 S. Ct. 331 (1995); Gould v. Maryland Sound Industries, Inc., (1995) 31 Cal.App. 4th 1137, 37 Cal.Rptr. 2d 718 (Rev. Denied).
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