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DLSE - Talent Agency Cases

Revised: 5/8/2013

TAC No. Date
Issued
Title Issues
1971-MP-281 1971-08-18 Warren Entner, Robert Grill, Rick Coonce and Dennis Provisor vs. Joel Maiman Unlicensed, contract void, disgorgement
3351 2012-10-31 Duane "Dog" Chapman and Alice Barmore-Smith vs. Boris Krutonog; Pivot Point Entertainment, LLC Licensed, artist, producer's fee, illegal procurement of services, comingling of compensation, unjust enrichment, disgorgement
4184 2008-03-19 Irene Su, GAL for Katrina Hung, minor vs. Allure Model & Talent, et al. Licensed, undisbursed earned commissions trust fund, interest
4699 2008-09-09 Lee James vs. Donna Bryan Unlicensed, "procurement", statute of limitations Labor Code 1700.44(c), doctrine of waiver, contract void, Waisbren v. Peppercorn Productions, Inc. (1995) 41 Cal.App.4th 246
5243 2008-07-24 Lydia Wharton by Michael Wharton vs. Karen Sewell AKA Kare N' Management Licensed, undisbursed earnings trust fund, photo sales
7163 2009-01-09 Billy Blanks, Jr., an individual, Sharon Catherine Blanks, an individual, and Cardioke, Inc., a California corporation vs. Anthony P. Riccio, an individual Petitioners are "artists" within the meaning of the Talent Agencies Act when performing Cardioke (combination of cardio workout and Karaoke) in infomercial promoting their Cardioke video. Unlicensed manager's unlawful procurement tainted the central purpose of the management agreement therefore making severance under Marathon Entertainment Inc. v. Rosa Blasi (2008) 42 Cal.4th 974 inappropriate.
8774 2009-01-09 Dwight Yoakam vs. The Fitzgerald Hartley Co., a Tennessee corporation, and Gary Ebbins Severance appropriate under Marathon Entertainment, Inc. v. Blasi (2008) 42 Cal.4th 974 where managers were primarily engaged in management duties and unlawful activities under the Talent Agencies Act were collateral to management relationship; Recording contract exemption does not extend to songwriting services or to additional creative services in connection with production of music videos.
10192 2011-05-10 James Mark Burnett, etc., et al. vs. Conrad Griggs, an individual, Cloudbreak Entertainment, Inc. Artist, procurement, licensing, distribution and financing agreements not artist employment agreements, no violation of Act where self-employed principals of independent production company produces it own content, producing fees and service of essence provisions, joint venture, work-for-hire employment violated Act, severability of one contract and disgorgement
10296 2010-04-07 Robert Harriell & Red Chair on a Green Hill, LLC vs. Natalie Chase & Red Artist Management, LLC "Artist", licensed, Agency Fee in addition to artist's compensation, not meant for Petitioner, interest, recover from posted bond
10306 2009-05-29 David Andrew Sojka vs. Nouveau Model and Talent Management, Inc. Stipulation by parties to unpaid wages, interest and expenses, recover from talent agency bond
10393 2009-08-20 The Brogan Agency vs. Denyce Lawton Licensed, "artist", Labor Code Secs. 1700.44(a) and 1700.23, accounting 
11320 2009-05-29 Glenn Kauffman vs. Nouveau Model and Talent Management, Inc. Stipulation by parties to unpaid wages, interest and expenses, recover from talent agency bond
11532 2010-06-23 Bridget Van Auken vs. Elaine Parker, an individual dba Rage Models LC Sec. 1700.4(b) includes models in definition of artists; licensed; unapproved contract void ab initio and unenforceable for all purposes; disgorgement fo commissions; petitioner not entitled to attorneys' fees; accounting
12173 2009-08-15 Lori Rybus, GAL for Minor, Christopher Rybus vs. Jody Edwards, dba Superior Talent Agency "Artist", licensed, failure to disburse per Labor Code 1700.25(a), disgorgement, interest, recover from posted bond
12350 2009-05-29 Marikka Dargel vs. Nouveau Model and Talent Management, Inc. Stipulation by parties to unpaid wages, interest and expenses, recover from talent agency bond
12728 2011-03-04 Paradigm Talent vs. Charles Carroll, an individual, and Kayenta Production Procurement, right to commissions
13418 2012-03-29 Josh Todd vs. Todd A. Meagher, Todd Entertainment, LLC, et al. Statute of limitations, illegal procurement of engagements, severability of illegal contract
14198 2010-04-07 Shazia Ali aka Shazia Dean vs. Nouveau Model and Talent Management, Inc. "Artist", licensed, Agency Fee separate and apart from petitioner's earnings, unpaid earnings and interest, recover from posted bond
15652 2012-02-24 Tony Plaza, an individual and Gacela, Inc. vs. Tracy Quinn, an individual; Quinn Management Doctrine of severability, managerial services, petition denied
16396 2012-10-01 Tommy Lee Jones, an individual, Javelina Film Company vs. William Morris Agency and William Artist, licensed, fiduciary duty by an agent or material breach of contract, accounting, unpaid commissions to respondent, no disgorgement 
17129 2011-02-16 Scott Montoya; Payaso Entertainment Inc. vs. David Shapira & Associates Licensed, artist, portions of agreement void ab initio; loan out company, no procurement or disgorgement, activities in connection with sale of motion picture beyond scope of Talent Agencies Act and jurisdiction under Labor Code Sec. 1700.44(a) 
17277 2011-11-17 Kyle Bluff, et al. vs. Paris Djon, an individual dba RockWorx Entetainment Musicians, Labor Commissioner jurisdiction of unlicensed out-of-state resident when contract entered into in California and respondents reside in California, contract void, disgorgement
19800 2012-03-29 Kesha Rose Sebert pka Ke$ha vs. DAS Communications, LTD. Applicability of California law governing subject matter of jurisdiction, implementation of severance doctrine to salvage portion of contract
20337 2012-09-11 Alex Mackey vs. LA Models, Inc. aka L.A. Models Sufficiency of showing to support petitioner's claim that talent agency violated duty owed to artist
20338 2011-07-29 Jennifer Gittings vs. Sky Talent, etc., et al. Right to recover earnings collected and held by agent
21608 2012-02-08 Adam Abaunza vs. Sylvia Ferguson & Associates, Talent & Literary Agency Licensed, failure to disburse earnings Labor Code Sec. 1700.25, interest
21759 2011-11-22 Bruce K. Campbell vs. Sylvia Ferguson & Associates Artist, unlicensed, license lapse, unlawful procurement not entitled to commission, unpaid earnings and interest
22711 2012-09-11 Michael Nuttal vs. Bobby Juarez Unlicensed, contract void, disgorgement
23725 2012-09-11 Evette Washington vs. Diverse Talent Group, Inc. Artist, licensed,failure to disburse earned wages L.C. Sec. 1700.25(e), insufficient funds, attorney's fees
24037 2012-10-02 Scott Devine vs. Diverse Talent Group, Inc. Licensed, artist, undisbursed earnings, Labor Code Sec. 1700.25(a), failure to keep funds in separate account, interest
24039 2012-08-21 Edrickcan LaQuan Loox vs. Rodney Chester dba Trio Talent Agency Violation of L.C. Sec. 170025, failure to keep funds in separate account, interest
24564 2012-06-12 Alexandra Paul vs. Christopher Nassif & Diverse Talent Group Artist, licensed, unpaid earnings and interest Labor Code Sec. 1700.25(e)
25935 2012-06-12 Rowena Zirbel vs. Diverse Talent Group, Inc. Artist, licensed, unpaid earnings and interest Labor Code Sec. 1700.25(e)
26206 2012-08-06 Jennifer Dimase, on behalf of minor, Charlotte Dimase vs. Jet Set Enterprises, LLC, et al. Artist, licensed, unpaid earnings and interest Labor Code Sec. 1700.25(e)
26207 2012-08-06 Jennifer Dimase, on behalf of minor, James Dimase vs. Jet Set Enterprises, LLC, et al. Artist, licensed, unpaid earnings and interest Labor Code Sec. 1700.25(e)
26365 2012-10-02 Jennifer Lipscomb for Minor Donovan Lipscomb vs. Jet Set World, LLC; Jet Set Enterprises, LLC Artist, licensed, failure to disburse earned wages L.C. Sec. 1700.25(e), interest
26527 2012-08-06 Aidan Hudson McMillan, a minor, Tiffany Hudson, etc. vs. Jet Set World, LLC, etc., et al. Artist, licensed, unpaid earnings and interest Labor Code Sec. 1700.25(e), attorney's fees
27708 2012-10-02 Shannon S. Botts for David Botts, a minor vs. Jet Set World, LLC; Jet Set Enterprises, LLC Artist, licensed, failure to disburse earned wages L.C. Sec. 1700.25(e), interest
17 MP-114 1982-08-12 Richard Pryor vs. David McCoy Franklin Embezzlement, fraud, conversion, disgorgement
1977-MP-429 / AM-211-MC 1977-12-01 J. Clark Kearnery vs. Ron Singer Arbitration, unlicensed, contract void
1978-08/ MP-452 1981-06-18 Denis Mahan, a/k/a Deney Terrio vs. Kutash Talent Enterprises, Inc. Unlicensed, contract void
1978-SF MP 40 1978-03-08 Rosemary Rogers vs. Howard Portnoy Unlicensed, "artist", contract void, disgorgement
1978-SF MP 41 1978-08-22 Frank Beverly, individual and on behalf of "MAZE" vs. Mariano Raymundo, etc., et al. Unlicensed, tort damages, record company, contract void
1979-29/ SFMP 57 1981-04-27 Louis St. Louis, et al. vs. Howard B. Wolf, etc., et al. Unlicensed, contract void, disgorgement
1979-36/ SFMP 63 1982-01-12 Cathryn Damon vs. Richard Lee Emler dba Richard Lee Emler Enterprises Unlicensed, oral contract void, equitable remedy (no disgorgement)
1980-07/ No. SFMP 71 1980-12-18 Duke McFadden, etc., et al. vs. Arthur Ripp, et al. Unlicensed, contract void, disgorgement, acccounting
1980-09/ No. SFMP 73 1981-05-12 Shandra Sinnamon vs. Gregory McKay, et al. Unlicensed, contract void
1980-18/No. 08116TAC 18-80 1982-01-14 Bo Derek vs. Karen Callan Unlicensed, oral contract void
1981-11 / MP108 1983-06-22 Nicholas Schram vs. Lester Kinsey, Jr., et al. Licensed, "artists", "personal manager", loans, contract valid
1982 MP-432/No. 1098 ASC 1982-01-06 Bank of America National Trust and Savings Association, as Executor of the  Will of Julius H. Marx, aka Groucho Marx, deceased vs. Erin Fleming, etc., et al. Employment, unlicensed, contract void, disgorgement
1982-MP-439, LA0220, AN-220 1982-07-02 International Creative Management,etc. vs. Debbie Reynolds Licensed, equitable relief, oral contracts
1983-03 undated Cloutman-Miller Agency, Inc. dba Miller Agency, Talent Agency Licensed, no commission
1983-05 1983-09-14 Brian Cummins and Scotsmanagement Corporation vs. The Film Consortium Unlicensed, commercial production company, contract void, disgorgement
1985-16 & 22 1988-12-28 Heidi Bohay vs. Breanna Benjamin, an individual, F.C.O. Management, Inc.  AND         Peter Reckell vs. Breanna Benjamin, an individual, F.C.O. Management, Inc. Unlicensed, equitable remedy (no disgorgement), "safe harbor" defense, contract void
1986-27 1987-04-14 Angel O'Brien, et al., dba the Mar Dels vs. Luckenbach Productions, Inc. Licensing lapse, public policy, petition dismissed
1987-03 1990-02-25 John Sawoski vs. Jeff Enloe Productions Unlicensed, contract void, disgorgement
1987-11 1991-05-16 Courtney E. Campbell vs. Clymer's Modeling & Talent Agency Sale of photos and classes, fee refund
1988-20 1990-04-11 James A. Johnson, Jr. aka Rick James,etc., et al. vs. Strote & Whitehouse, etc., et al. Unlicensed (attorney), negotiate recording contract, dismissed
1988-36 1990-02-20 Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, et al. vs. Stan Moress & Moress Organization, Inc. Unlicensed, statute of limitation, "safe harbor" defense
1989-08 1990-04-23 Denise Crosby vs. Michael Mann Management Unlicensed, statute of limitation, "safe harbor" defense, burden of proof
1989-13 1990-06-19 David Crane Agency, Inc. vs. Lloyd Lindsey Young Licensed, agency performance
1989-17 1990-05-26 Dianne Elizabeth Reeves vs. Michael R. Morris and Bettie J. Davie Unlicensed, statute of limitation, "safe harbor" defense
1989-23 1990-05-10 David Crane Agency, Inc. vs. Karen Carns Licensed, termination, "procurement"
1990-02-SF 1992-01-30 Joanna Kerns vs. Arlene Dayton Unlicensed, statute of limitation, dismissed
1990-07 1991-04-30 Jennifer Meades vs. Best Models San Francisco, Inc., et al. Licensed, modeling compensation
1990-14 1992-05-07 Roseanne Barr, et al. vs. Arlyne Rothberg, et al. Unlicensed, dismissed
1990-19 1992-04-24 Arsenio Hall vs. X Management, Inc. Unlicensed, "procurement", equitable remedies, contract void, disgorgement
1990-35 1992-01-02 Terri L. Pompa vs. Abe Hershler, an individual dba Inn Concert Int'l Talent Agency Licensed, non-payment, damages, trust account
1991-14 1996-11-18 Lara Pole p/k/a/ Lara Piper vs. Simone Sheffield, an individual Unlicensed, contract void, disgorgement
1991-40 1992-02-20 Roseanne Arnold, et al. vs. Triad Artists, Inc. Licensed, arbitration, "packaging"
1992-04 1996-11-18 Jack Carter vs. Ira Okun and Ira Okun Enterprises Unlicensed, contract void, disgorgement
1992-31 1995-05-19 Kenneth Hecht vs. William Morris Agency and Bruce Brown Licensed, jurisdiction, tort claims, statute of limitation, dismissed
1992-52 1994-06-02 Thomas Haden Church vs. Ross Brown Unlicensed, arbitration, statute of limitation, significant vs. incidental procurement, contract void, disgorgement
1992-55 1995-09-24 Wendi de Barros vs. Jim Darlowe, Sai Talent Photographs, dismissed
1992-66 1995-02-10 Mickey Rooney, aka Joe Yule, Jr. vs. Harold J. Levy Unlicensed, breach of contract, statute of limitation, "safe harbor" defense
1992-75 1993-11-09 Doug Apatow dba Doug Apatow Agency vs. John Tintori Contract interpretation re rate of commissions earned by petitioner, a licensed talent agency, for procuring employment
1992-77 1996-12-13 Dario Cernile, et al. vs. D.B. Management aka Dean-Billes Management Unlicensed, statute of limitation, contract void, disgorgement
1993-08 1997-03-20 Nick Sevano vs. Artistic Productions, Inc. Unlicensed, arbitration, statute of limitation, "procure", "loan-out" employee, contract void
1993-11 1993-08-03 Maureen Rogers vs. Kenneth Vrana et al dba Interface Model Management Unlicensed, penalties, payment for photos, revocation of license
1993-27 1996-06-20 Richard Lee Emler, et al. vs. Estate of Richard Markowitz; and cross-petition Licensed, multiple contracts, statute of limitation, no award
1993-56 1995-02-10 Richard Lee Emler, et al. vs. John Debney Licensed, account, contracts in perpetuity
1993-63 1995-02-24 Pamela Denise Anderson vs. Robert D'Avola Unlicensed, "significant" procurement, "hip-pocket" agent
1993-71 1994-08-29 Francie Schwartz vs. Sherry Ann Robb, dba AFH Management Literary agency
1994-03 1994-07-14 Marlene Cameron vs. Jeff Donaldson dba Pacific Talent and Models photo sales, insufficient evidence, dismissed
1994-08 1996-08-06 George Duke vs. William Morris Agency, Inc., a New York corporation Petition dismissed; Labor Commissioner is without jurisdiction to hear petition alleging negligence and breach of fiduciary duty
1994-18 1994-11-07 Shawn Antione Ivy pka "Domino" vs. Jerome Howard Unlicensed, "artist", no savings clause in contract, dicta on definition of "significant", contract void and respondent is precluded from obtaining any further recovery of any kind under the contract
1994-31 1994-07-21 Joshua Bloomberg aka Path vs. Susan Butler dba Krystone Management Unlicensed, "solicitation", "incidental", procurement
1994-43 1994-08-17 Robert Davenport vs. FH Talent Agency, etc., et al. Literary agent, dismissed
1994-56 1995-01-17 H. Lee Burton vs. Ruby Edison and Darlene San Pedro dba Prestige Model & Talent Management "Artist", unlicensed agency not entitled to retain any commissions on amounts earned by artist pursuant to an agreement as any such agreement is void, Labor Code Sec. 3 does not apply to payment dispute between artist and talent agency
1994-59 1995-04-17 Flamenco Society of San Jose vs. Joanne Corbett-Barnes aka Condrin, dba Corbett Arts Unlicensed, contract void, penalties
1994-60 1998-01-15 Dina Padilla vs. Penny Clymer Unlicensed, "fees", penalties, contract void
1994-65 1996-05-28 Kelly Garner vs. Gillaroos, David Delorenzo, David Gillaroos, Chris Woods Motion to dismiss petition granted as to certain respondents for failure to timely effect service (8 Cal.Code Regs. Sec. 12024, 12024.1), C.C.P. Sec. 583.240(d) governs tolling if service was "impossible, impractible or futile due to causes beyong plaintiff's control", dicta re Commerce Clause of U.S. Constitution, interstate commerce and nonresident respondents
1994-69 1995-08-18 Katya Wieber vs. Prestige Model and Talent Management; Darlene Damalerio-San Pedro Unlicensed, respondent violated Labor Code Sec. 1700.5 by advertising services in Yellow Pages when not licensed by Labor Commissioner and entering into agreement to represent artist and sending to audition, respondent violated registration fee in Labor Code Sec. 1700.40 for printing of ZED cards,  respondent entrusted with custody slides to print ZED cards but failed to return slides after petitioner's demand for return, respondent false claim of licensure on business card constitutes deceptive and fraudulent business practice violating Labor Code Sec. 1700.32, respondent to pay unlawfull collected fee for ZED cards and cost of improperly withheld slides, interest, plus Labor Code 1700.40 penalty
1995-01 1995-12-05 John Sebastian vs. Geoffrey Blumenauer, individually, dba Geoffrey Blumenauer Artists Unlicensed, "willful", attorney's fees
1995-08 1996-03-12 Randy & Cheryl Lane vs. Avalon Models Statute of limitation, dismissed
1995-14 1996-07-31 James Hall vs. Sherry Robb dba Andres & Robb & AFH Book publishing, dismissed
1995-15 1996-03-20 Carole Bennett, an individual dba The Bennett Agency vs. Dorothy M. Dartland Arbitration, "producing", dismissed
1995-18 1996-07-18 James Breuer vs. Top Draw Entertainment, Inc.; Antonio U. Camacho Jurisdiction, "minimum contacts"
1995-32 (1) 1996-04-08 American First Run et al vs. Omni Entertainment Group et al "producers", dismissed
1995-32 (2) 1996-08-30 American First Run et al vs. Omni Entertainment Group et al Television "production", dismissed
1995-40 1996-12-19 Innovative Artists vs. Roy H. Wagner Licensed, breach of contract, commissions owed
1995-45 1996-08-23 John Cliff Boydston vs. Gary Storm, an individual dba Black Lotus Talent Agency Unlicensed, withheld funds
1995-48 1996-09-27 Helen Caro vs. Ivan Adkinson dba Adkinson Model Management Unlicensed, withheld funds
1996-10 1996-10-01 Helen Caro, GAL for Ivy Caro vs. Ivan Adkinson dba Adkinson Model Management Unlicensed, withheld funds, contract void
1996-11 1997-09-15 Eli Azizi, GAL for Rahi Azizi, minor vs. T.J. Stein, individual dba Academy Kids Management Respondent did not act as "talent agent", petition denied
1996-12 1996-12-27 Anita Baker Bridgforth vs. BNB Associates, Ltd. Sherwin Bash Unlicensed, statute of limitation, "promotional employment", contract void
1996-13 & 14 1996-11-13 Heather Sutherland Wilson vs. Erik J. Rhulen and Sirens Model Management AND Lora-Lyn Peterson vs. Erik J. Rhulen and Sirens Model Management Unlicensed, contract void, disgorgement, accounting, post fee schedule per L.C. 1700.24 
1996-16 1997-08-25 World Class Sports vs. Paul Foxson Partnership is talent agency, "artist", petitioner not entitled to recover on compensation respondent received by employment secured by his own efforts and efforts of third parties and not  procured directly through efforts of petitioner
1996-17 1997-03-26 Kelleth Chinn and Caroline Wampole vs. George Tobin Unlicensed, "music publishing", no third party employment, dismissed
1996-18 1997-11-10 Michele Hoang vs. Durkin Artists Agency Licensed talent agency, petitioner failed to appear at hearing, petition dismissed for failure to present evidence to support allegations of petition 
1996-21 1997-06-25 Michele Edith Martin pka Wright vs. Gilbert A. Cabot, individually and dba REO Broadcasting, etc. Unlicensed, contracts void ab initio, request for accounting denied as no showing that accounting necessary (St. James Church of Christ Holiness vs. Superior Court (1955) 135 Cal.App.2d 352), petitioner awarded all commissions found to be due, at subsequent hearing
1996-25 1998-08-20 Timothy L Kern and Pamela Kern vs. Entertainers Direct, Inc. et al Employee/employer, independent contractor, dismissed
1996-26 1997-07-17 Mary Kohler vs. American Talent Network Petitioner's minor child "artist" Labor Code Sec. 1700.4(b), registration fee for preparation of artist portfolio charged by respondent not allowed per Labor Code Sec. 1700.40, Labor Code Sec. 1700.2(b) defines registration fee, Civil Code Sec. 3287(a) and 3289(b) interest, respondent to pay petitioner unlawfully collected fees plus interest as a penalty pursuant to Labor Code Section 1700.40
1996-31 1997-07-29 Tamera L. Mordwinow vs. Mary Rejes Valencia, an individual dba The Modeling Connection Unlicensed, Labor Code Sec. 1700.4(a), respondent cannot escape classification as talent agency under Labor Code Sec. 1700.4(a), that act of either promising or offering to procure modeling employment without anything more, constitutes engaging in the occupation of a talent agency, respondent to pay petitioner unlawfully collected fees plus interest, and penalties under Labor Code Sec. 1700.40
1996-32 1999-11-10 James Manera vs. Peter Stamelman, an individual and The Stamelman Group, a corporation Labor Code Sec. 1700.4(b) includes directors in definition of artist, petitioner is artist under Labor Code Sec. 1700.4(b), respondent unlicensed, no procurement by an unlicensed talent agency per Labor Code 1700.5 (Waisbren v. Peppercorn Production, Inc. (1995) 41 Cal.App.4th 246), respondent's acceptance of finders fee ("double dipping") is breach of fiduciary duty in violation of Talent Agencies Act, oral contract unlawful and void ab initio, petitioner precluded from recouping initial "good faith" payment collected by respondent outside the one-year statute of limitations in Labor Code Sec. 1700.44(c)
1996-36 1998-04-27 Wesley Snipes vs. Dolores Robinson Entertainment Unlicensed, "safe harbor" defense, dismissed
1997-09 1998-01-20 Camillo Wong Moreno, Stephen Carpenter et al vs. Dave Park Unlicensed, statute of limitation, no commissions received, recording contract exemption, contract void
1997-14 1997-08-22 Shawn Asselin vs. Andy Anderson Unlicensed, photo sales, penalties
1997-25 1997-08-22 Heidi Kortenbach vs. Charlie Rairdoni Unlicensed, photo sales, "safe harbor" defense, penalties
1997-43 1998-07-30 Howard Rose vs. William Reilly Unlicensed, "producer", statute of limitation, employer vs. agency, contract void
1997-50 1999-07-27 Calvin Broadus vs. Sharitha Knight dba Knightlife Management, Inc. Unlicensed, statute of limitation, "safe harbor" defense, procurement, disclaimer, contract void
1997-55 1999-08-26 Renan Almendarez vs. Unico Talent Management, Inc. Unlicensed, loan repayment, contract interpretation, severability clause, contract void, disgorgement
1998-02 1999-01-19 Gary Myrick vs. David Weaver Unlicensed, burden of proof, "safe harbor" defense, dismissed
1998-04 1998-07-31 Amy Hsiao vs. Jason Otto dba Otto Model Management Unlicensed, photo sales, penalties
1998-08 1998-09-28 Cathleen Branich, GAL, et al. vs. John Hutcheson and Kristen Usich, etc., et al. Licensed, photo sales, penalties
1998-10 1998-11-17 Noelle Forbes vs. Femme Fatal, Inc. Unlicensed, breach of contract, fraud, specific performance, contract interpretation, dismissed
1998-12 1999-04-22 Steve  Vieira dba SJV Management vs. George Alvarez Unlicensed, "safe harbor" defense, statute of limitation, contracts void
1998-16 1998-10-29 Gina Nowakowski s. Andy Anderson dba The Anderson Agency Unlicensed, photo sales, dismissed
1998-18 1998-12-07 David Bonsukan vs. Christian Alexander Models Unlicensed, photo sales, dismissed
1998-19 1999-07-19 David Bonsukan vs. Richard Poirer & Associates Unlicensed, photo sales, credibility
1998-20 1999-04-12 Kathryn & Stacy Curry vs. Barbizon Modeling Agency Licensed, sale of classes, statute of limitation, dismissed
1998-24 1999-11-03 Burt Bluestein vs. Production Arts Management et al Unlicensed, "production manager"-"line producer", dismissed
1998-25 2000-04-20 Tom Chasin vs. Chris Beard Licensed, failure to pay commissions, statute of limitation, dismissed
1998-30 2000-04-05 Susan Milano vs. Soundstage Studios Unlicensed, photo sales, penalties
1999-01 1999-10-05 Harry L Hartman vs. Integrity Casting, California Unlicensed, "casting agency", contract void, disgorgement
1999-02 2001-08-30 Jewel Kilcher vs. Inga Vainshtein dba Cold War Management Unlicensed, publishing & licensing agreements, attorney exemption, equitable holding, no disgorgement
1999-04 1999-07-09 Deborah Tinsley vs. Mitchell Agency, Inc. Licensed, breach of contract, damages
1999-07 1999-12-27 Hyperion Animation Co. Inc. vs. Toltec Artists, Inc. Unlicensed, "producers", statute of limitation, "packaging", estoppel, contract void, disgorgement
1999-08 2001-03-20 Laila Ali vs. Normalynn Cutler dba Cutler Enterprises Unlicensed, employee/employer vs. agency, withheld earnings
1999-13 2000-01-10 Joseph Nipote & Port Salvo Producton vs. Howard Lapides, et al. Unlicensed, burden of proof, statute of limitation, contract void
1999-17 2000-07-17 Cher; Eye of Horus Production, Inc. et al. vs. Bill Sammeth Unlicensed, statute of limitation, "pari-delicto", reimbursed expenses, contracts void
1999-19 2000-02-18 Charles Lenhoff dba Lenhoff & Lenhoff vs. Richard Hissong Licensed, unpaid commissions, termination
1999-20 2000-03-15 Charles Lenhoff dba Peter Svatek dba Blue Rider Pictures Unlicensed
1999-22 2001-04-26 Dwight Bryan and Jennifer Bryan, etc. vs. LAX Corporation Unlicensed, statute of limitation, Waisbren v. Wachs, attorney exemption, contract void
1999-24 2000-01-28 A.C. Watson and Clarang, Inc. vs. Richard Glasser, et al. Unlicensed, statute of limitation, burden of proof
1999-26 2000-05-31 Creative Artists Entertainment Group vs. Jennifer O'Dell Unlicensed, "safe harbor" defense, burden of proof, contract void
1999-31 2001-01-18 Artimus Lamont Bentley and Uprise Inc. etc. vs. Chris Spencer, etc. et al. "Artist", licensed, burden of proof, dismissed
1999-33 2000-10-11 Hilario Miravalles vs. Artists, Inc. Unlicensed, employee-employer vs. agency, H-1B visa, contract void
2000-04 2001-07-25 Tommy Lister vs. Tamara Holzman dba Hozman Management Unlicensed, "safe harbor" defense, "procure", contract void, disgorgement
2000-09 2001-10-11 Nickolas Carter, et al. vs. Donna Wright, et al. Jurisdiction, "conflict of laws", dismissed
2000-11 2001-01-30 Nicholas Scott Cannon and Beth Gardner vs. Samir Y. Toma Unlicensed, Waisbren v. Wachs, statute of limitation, contract void
2000-13 2001-02-27 Victoria Strouse vs. Corner of the Sky, Inc. Unlicensed, literary agent, "attempt", "employment", contract void
2000-17 2001-11-08 Angela Wells vs. Barmas, Inc. dba Fred Segal Agency Unlicensed, "make-up artist", dismissed
2000-18 2001-07-13 Natalie Hinds pka Macy Gray vs. Lori Leve dba Lori Leve Management Unlicensed, recording contract exemption, "employment", petition denied
2000-19 2001-04-18 Tenth House, Inc. vs. Julie Bennett Licensed, commissions owed, burden of proof, petition denied
2000-20 2001-03-07 Tenth House, Inc. vs. Monte Hallis Licensed, commissions owed
2000-21 2001-08-16 Jason Behr vs. Marv Dauer & Associates and Marv Dauer Unlicensed, burden of proof, ""safe harbor"" defense, contract void, disgorgement
2000-22 2001-09-26 Alicia Woods vs. Colors Model & Talent Agency Licensed, schedule of fees, fiduciary duty, disgorge commissions
2000-26 2001-10-11 Sean Hayes vs. Vanguard Talent Management Unlicensed, contract void
2000-27 2002-03-11 Billy Blanks; BG Star Productions, Inc. vs. Jeffrey Greenfield Unlicensed, contract void
2000-28 2002-01-22 Baron Rogers vs. Art Minds; Art Minds vs. Baron Rogers Unlicensed, phtographer/manager, license agreements, statute of limitation, attorney's fees, contract void
2000-29 2002-03-21 Martha Robi vs. Howard B. Wolf Unlicensed, burden of proof, statute of limitation, multiple contracts void
2000-30 2001-10-03 Danny Nixon vs. Mo Swang Production, Inc., JSJ Production, Inc. et al Unlicensed, "producer agreements", employee vs. independent contractor, dismissed
2000-32 2001-09-05 Kevin Beyeler vs. William Morris Agency, Inc. Licensed, contract formation, termination, unconscionability, oral contract, dismissed
2000-33 2001-02-15 Joy Jones vs. Troy McVey-Sollarek & Mitchell Agency Inc. Licensed, withheld earnings, "willful", attorney's fees
2000-37 2002-01-24 Teresa Day vs. Models, Incorporated aka Models Inc., an Ohio corporation Unlicensed, employer vs. agent, "escorts", dismissed
2001-02 2001-10-04 Charles Pope, et al. vs. Mitchell Agency, Inc., et al. Licensed, withheld earnings, "willful", attorney's fees, individual liability
2001-03 2001-12-17 Keith Brock vs. Marion and Karen Tambellini dba Entertainment Consultants Unlicensed, statute of limitations, contract void, disgorgement
2001-08 2002-01-10 Elise Shirley vs. Artists' Management West and Gina Glatis Unlicensed, "safe harbor" defense, contract void
2001-17 2002-10-02 James Cubinar, Bonnie Landy, GAL, etc. vs. Mitchell Agency, Inc., et al. Licensed, withheld earnings, attorney's fees, willful breach of fiduciary duty, individual liability, trust account
2001-20 2002-02-20 Stacey Herman vs. Models International Unlicensed, photo sales, registration fees, penalties
2001-21 2003-01-03 Rivers Cuomo et al, known as "Weezer" vs. Atlas/Third Rail Management, Inc., et al Strict liability, not common law doctrine of agency, for holding business entity responsible for low-level employee's unlawful procurement activities; contract void from date of unlawful activity, not void ab initio
2001-23 2003-01-22 Nolan North vs. SJV Management, et al. Licensing lapse, contract void, statute of limitation
2001-31 2006-02-03 Aisha Tyler, an individual, vs. Laugh Factory Management, a business entity of unknown form, and Jamie Masada, an individual Unlicensed talent agency acted in procuring engagements; issues of credibility of documentary evidence provided at hearing; personal management contract void ab initio; award of restitution to petitioner.
2001-33 2003-09-29 Norton Styne vs. Connie Stevens, et al. Supreme Court remand,"artist", "procure", unlicensed, oral contract void
2001-35 2002-06-05 Tool Dissectional LLC, et al. vs. Robert Ted Gardner dba Larrikin Management Unlicensed, "safe harbor" defense, multiple contracts, contract void
2002-02 2002-11-04 Johnna Xavier, et al. vs. Mitchell Agency, Inc. Licensed, photo shoots, unpaid invoices
2002-04 2003-01-22 Edgar Francisco Jimenez Garcia vs. Piedad Bonilla, an individual dba Pinata Productions and Management A court's final judgment in favor of "personal manager" against an artist for commissions owed under the management contract is subject to collateral attack through petition to determine controversy; contractheld void from its inception due to violations of Talent Agency Act
2002-05 2002-01-19 Shapiro-Lichtman, Inc. vs. Caroline Marx Licensed, "artist", 8 CCR 12001, "unclean hands" defense, unpaid compensation, interest
2002-07 2003-01-03 Heather Stone, individual, on behalf of Parker McKenna Posey, minor vs. Lita Richardson, individual dba L. Richardson Entertainment Unlicensed, contract void, statute of limitations, no disgorgement over controversies under Talent Agencies Act, judgment void as small claims court lacked 
2002-11 2003-01-22 Hernan De Beky vs. Piedad Bonilla, individual dba Pinata Productions Unlicensed, "procurement", contract void, judgment void as small claims court lacked subject matter jurisdiction, under Talent Agencies Act exclusive jurisdiction to Labor Commissioner
2002-20 2003-12-03 Ethan Rieff, Cyrus Voris vs. Steven Freedman, etc. Unlicensed, "procurement", contract void, statute of limitations, no disgorgement
2002-24 2004-07-19 Phillip B. Gittelman vs. Daryl Karolat, aka Tyler Mane Appearances at comic book conventions and retail stores to sign autographs and speak with attendees, and appearances as a guest on a talk show does not mean the artist is acting or otherwise performing professional services as an "artist" within the meaning of Labor Code ? 1700.4(b); a violation of the Talent Agency Act that occurs during the initial term of a contract does not make any subsequent renewals or extensions unenforceable, at least to the extent that commissions sought under the subsequent renewals or extensions are based upon employment contracts entered into subsequent to the first renewal or extension becoming effective
2002-26 2004-03-08 Malaika Paul vs. Colours Model & Talent Management, et al. "Artist", license lapse, disgorgement, interest 
2002-33 2004-01-30 Reginald Hayes vs. Marathon Entertainment, Inc., Rick Siegel, etc. Dismissed, failure to sustain burden of proof Labor Code 1700.5
2002-35 2003-02-26 Joyce Saleh, GAL for Ashford Kneitel, minor vs. Alberta Sellers, et al. "Artist", licensed, trust account, assumption of debts,successor/alter-ego, joint and several liability
2002-41 2003-02-26 Lisa Centeno vs. CMT Talent Agency, aka Colours Model & Talent Agency "Artist", licensed, undisbursed earnings trust account, interest, breach of fiduciary duty, reimburse NSF fees, attorney fees, costs
2002-48/2003-08 2004-08-18 Natural Talent, Inc. vs. Gavin Dell and Ronni Dell; Licensed, unpaid earned commissions, accounting
2003-01 2004-03-08 Sarah Roberts, aka Morgan vs. CMT Talent Agency, dba CMT, etc., et al. "Artist", undisbursed earnings trust account, interest, reimburse NSF bank fees, joint and several liabililty
2003-02 2004-01-14 Nia Vardalos vs. Richard Siegel, Marathon Entertainment, Inc. Unlicensed, contract void
2003-04 2003-09-24 Lindsey Higginbotham vs. CMT Talent Agency, Colours Model, etc., et al. "Artist", licensed, undisbursed earnings trust account, successor and/or alter ego, reimburse NSF bank fees
2003-08   Gavin Dell and Ronni Dell vs. Natural Talent, Inc. 08-03 dismissed
2003-09 2003-09-22 Vanesa Pechi vs. CMT Talent Agency, formerly Colours Model & Talent "Artist", licensed, undisbursed earnings trust account, willful violation Labor Code Sec. 1700.25 attorney's fees, joint and several liability
2003-10 2003-09-24 Susan Odom, GAL for Haley Arthur Shinn vs. CMT Talent Agency "Artist", unlicensed, willful violation Labor Code 1700.25, joint and several liability, disgorgement, interest, costs
2003-12 2003-10-10 Ismael "Izzy" Diaz vs. Phillip Johnson, aka Philip; CMT Talent Agency, et al. License lapse, undisbursed earnings trust account, contract void, disgorgement, joint and several liability 
2003-14 2005-12-30 Mike Lane vs. David Seals aka Belladonna Management Unlicensed, "artist", "procurement", contract void, disgorgement, interest
2003-15 2004-01-30 Rosa Blasi, Maple Street Productions, Inc. vs. Marathon Entertainment, Inc., et al. Unlicensed, "procurement", contract void
2003-17 2006-04-25 Michael Raymond James, an individual vs. Thompson Management, an unincorporated association Labor Commissioner declined to assert jurisdiction over unlicensed out-of-state personal manager who allegedly attempted to procure work for artist in California on one occasion by telephone or fax; Breuer v. Top Draw Entertainment, Inc., (1996) TAC 18-95 distinguished; Petition dismissed.
2003-21 2005-11-20 Jeremy Soule aka Artistry Entertainment vs. Robert E. Rice, dba Four Bars  Unlicensed, "artists", "procurement", contract void
2003-24 2004-06-11 David Shaughnessy, DNA Enterprises, Inc. vs. Artists Agency, Inc. "Artist", "procurement", license lapse, contract void, disgorgement, interest
2003-32 2004-11-03 Joel & Tressa Reyes, GAL for Sierra Reyes, minor vs. Blake Ari Models, et al. Unlicensed, photo sales, Labor Code Sec. 1700.40(a) registration fees, Civil Code Sec. 3287 interest
2003-33 2005-11-16 Freddie Prinze Jr. vs. Ric Beddingfield and The Ric Beddingfield Company, Inc. Unlicensed, "procure", restitution statute of limitations and "contract illegality and unenforceability" defense 
2003-36 2007-06-29 William Webb vs. Robert Lewis Rosen and Robert Lewis Rosen Associates, Ltd. Res judicata out of state judgment, Labor Code Sec. 1700.44 statute of limitations, petition dismissed
2003-40 2004-04-09 Fanny Gamble, GAL for Michell Gamble, minor vs. Soma Management, Inc. Licensed, undisbursed earned commissions, trust fund, registration fee, photo sales, "willful" Labor code Sec. 1700.25 interest, small claims judgment void as court lacked subject matter jurisdiction, under Talent Agencies Act exclusive jurisdiction to Labor Commissioner
2003-41 2005-10-28 Annie Danielewski, professionally known as Poe vs. Agon Investment Company, successor in interest to Agon Investment Partners, LP; and Robert Edsel Talent Agencies Act does not preclude contractual right to repayment of loan amounts not used or intended to be used as a source of payment for unlicensed talent agent's fees for representation. However, interest is not permissible as such could simply be a substitute for impermissible commissions for unlicensed agent's services. Other related agreements were void ab initio. Statute of limitations bars any claim for restitution by petitioner under these Agreements
2003-42 2005-11-07 Angel S. Massey, GAL for Kyle Massey, minor vs. Judy Landis, dba Judy Landis Personal Mgmt Unlicensed, "procure",  Labor Code Sec. 1700.44(d) exception, contract void, attorney's fees
2003-43 2004-08-23 Suzanne Gutierrez, GAL for minors, Emilio Fassett and Jack Fassett vs.  Unlicensed, disgorgement
2003-47 2005-06-10 Giovanni Marradi and Newcastle Entertainment, Inc. vs. Michael Maresch Unlicensed, "procurement", contract void
2004-23 2005-07-01 Ray Leonard vs. Bjorn Rebney Dismissed, Labor Code Sec. 1700.4(a), 1700.5 burden of proof not met
2004-25 2006-04-03 Verne Troyer vs. Jon Simanton, et al. Unlicensed, "procurement", contract void
2004-26 2005-11-20 Carrie A. Zanoline vs. Look Model Agency Licensed, underpaid commissions, travel expenses and advances,  unapproved fees collected, accounting, reimburse stop payment bank fees
2004-27 2005-07-22 Maureen McDonald, pka Mozella vs. Peter Torres, individually and dba Peter Torres Management Petitioner artist failed to meet her burden of proving that unlicensed manager procured engagements in violation of the Talent Agencies Act
2004-33 and 34 2005-11-16 Tasara Entertainment, Inc., Christopher Tasara vs. Atchity Entertainment, Inc., Ken Atchity Petition denied, Respondents not acting as talent agent, Labor Code Sec. 1700.4, 1700.5; 34-04 dismissed, lack of jurisdiction, Labor Code Sec. 1701, et seq.
2004-35 2005-12-30 Jamie Jones, an individual; Delouis Kennedy, an individual; Tony Borowiak, an individual; and Alfred Nevarez, an individual vs. The La Roda Group, Barrett La Roda and Harold Haraman Unlicensed managers procured employment for artists directly and by the use of Ahip pocket@ unlicensed talent agents. Procurement was neither at the request of or in conjunction with a licensed talent agent. Management agreement deemed void ab initio. Consequently, respondents not entitled to recovery of any commissions or expenses owed under the agreement. Respondents ordered to provide petitioners with an accounting of all amounts collected in gross fees for the year prior to the filing of the petition. Respondents also ordered to reimburse petitioners for all such gross fees that have not been paid out to petitioners, with interest at 10 per year from the date any such fees were collected by respondents, to the date of the determination.
2004-43 2006-11-07 Golden Brooks, an individual vs. Rick Ax, an individual and dba Rick Ax Management, a sole proprietorship; Lori Coats, an individual Petitioner/Artist failed to meet her burden of proving that Respondent/Individual Manager violated the Talent Agencies Act.
2005-06 2007-09-27 William Morris Agency, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company vs. Dan O'Shannon, an individual, Atomic Television, Inc., a purported corporation Talent Agency sues artist for unpaid commissions. Executive Producer/Showrunner and Consulting Producer for "Frasier" considered an "artist" under the Talent Agencies Act. Finding that implied contract existed between parties despite artist not signing written contracts presented to him by his talent agency. Finding that one year statute of limitations applies to a breach of a talent agency contract.
2005-14 2005-11-22 Lauel Suess, as guardian ad litem Martina Suess, a minor vs. Penelope Lippincott, an individual dba Finesse Model management aka Finesse Models Unlicensed modeling agency failed to establish that it was exempt from coverage under the Act as a "production company" that directly employed models. Evidence established that unlicensed agency never became the direct employer of the models and that it offered to procure employment for models with third parties in violation of the Act. All contracts and agreements were void ab initio. Fees paid by model for photo shoot, portfolio and attendance at workshop were illegal and ordered reimbursed. Provisions of the Advance-Fee Talent Services Act (LC 1701 - 1701.20) are not enforceable by the Labor Commissioner
2005-16 2005-11-22 Leonor F. Tiongson vs. Penelope Lippencott, an individual dba Finesse Model Management aka Finesse Models Unlicensed modeling agency failed to establish that it was exempt from coverage under the Act as a "production company" that directly employed models. Evidence established that unlicensed agency never became the direct employer of the models and that it offered to procure employment for models with third parties in violation of the Act. Fees paid by model for photo shoot, portfolio and attendance at workshop were illegal and ordered reimbursed. Agreement was void ab initio. Provisions of the Advance-Fee Talent Services Act (LC 1701 - 1701.20) are not enforceable by the Labor Commissioner
2005-18 2005-11-22 Virginia Mylenki vs. Penelope Lippencott, an individual dba Finesse Model Management aka Finesse Models Unlicensed modeling agency failed to establish that it was exempt from coverage under the Act as a "production company" that directly employed models. Evidence established that unlicensed agency never became the direct employer of the models and that it offered to procure employment for models with third parties in violation of the Act. Fees paid by model for photo shoot, portfolio and attendance at workshop were illegal. While agreement was void ab initio, statute of limitations prevented recovery by model. Provisions of the Advance-Fee Talent Services Act (LC 1701 - 1701.20) are not enforceable by the Labor Commissioner
2005-19 2007-07-30 Raymond Cham, an individual; and Last Man Standing, Inc., a California corporation vs. Spencer/Cowings Entertainment, LLC, a California corporation; Demetrius Spencer, an individual; and Everett Cowings, an individual Unlicensed manager attempted to procure and procured employment on behalf of artist in violation of the Talent Agencies Act. Brief discussion of the doctrine of severability.
2005-22 2006-12-31 Lenhoff Enterprises, Inc. dba Lenhoff & Lenhoff vs. Anthony Palmieri, an individual, and EXP Productions, Inc. a California corporation Licensed talent agent entitled to commissions on employment where contract negotiations commenced within 4 months of termination of the talent agency agreement, per terms of agreement; no commissions due on next season where employment was pursuant to separate contract.
2005-26 2005-11-14 Cameron Richardson vs. Warning Model Management Licensed, undisbursed trust account funds, interest per Labor Code 1700.25(e)(2)
2005-27 2006-02-28 J.K.A. Talent and Literary Agency, Inc. vs. Sheila Rivera aka Shayla Licensed, "artist", unpaid commissions
2005-38 2006-07-11 Nathaniel Stroman (pka Earthquake) vs. NW Entertainment, Inc., dba New Wave Entertainment as successor in interest to Barry Katz Management, Inc. Statements made by personal manager in pleadings filed in Superior Court against artist constitute admissions of procurement in violation of the Talent Agencies Act since manager was not licensed as a talent agent; Statute of Limitations.
2005-39 2007-02-06 Benjamin Patterson vs. Black Orchid Entertainment, James Ward Artist failed to meet his burden of proving that Manager attempted to procure employment or engagements for him in violation of the Talent Agencies Act. Manager was working at the request of and in conjunction with a licensed talent agent.
2005-40 2007-03-06 Nancy Sweeney, on behalf of Connor Sweeney and Erlin Sweeney, Minors. Vs. Penelope Lippincott dba Finesse Model Management Unlicensed modeling agency failed to establish that it was exempt from coverage under the Act as a "production company" that directly employed models. Evidence established that agency promised to procure employment for the models in violation of the Act. Fees paid by models for photo shoot and workshop were illegal. Statute of limitations prevented recovery of fees but models are entitled to penalties under 1700.40 since the demand for reimbursement was timely.
2005-46 2006-10-30 The Stein Agency vs. James Tripp-Haith, an individual Action filed by Talent Agency against Artist for unpaid commissions; Oral contract; Discussion of California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Sections 12001 and 12002; Reliance on Beyeler v. William Morris Agency, Inc., TAC 32-00.
2005-49 2007-01-31 Daniel Rodriguez and D&G Music vs. Patty Ann Nichols Unlicensed, contract void
2005-53 2007-08-27 Daniel Browning Smith vs. Chuck Harris aka Oaky Miller, an individual; and Visual Arts Group, an entity of unknown form Unlicensed manager procured employment on behalf of artist in violation of the Talent Agencies Act. Distinguished case from Chinn v. Tobin, TAC 17-96, which held that a person or entity who employs an artist does not procure employment within the meaning of Labor Code ?1700.4 by directly engaging the services of the artist. Held that Respondent failed to prove that he was acting as producer, creative consultant or Petitioner's "employer" on those engagements procured for Petitioner. Discussion of Church v. Brown, TAC 52-92, and Humes v. Margil Ventures, Inc., TAC 19-81. Brief discussion of the doctrine of severability of contracts.
2006-13 2007-04-09 Leslie Redden vs. Candy Ford Group Unlicensed out-of-state talent agency procured employment for California model in California in violation of the Talent Agencies Act. Disgorgement and accounting ordered.
2006-14 2007-05-04 Catherine Barker, an individual vs. Le Paws Dog trainer is not considered an "artist" under the Talent Agencies Act
2006-38 2007-09-13 Ryan Albert Hansen vs. Robin Brooks Bufanda d/b/a Robin Brooks Talent Management Unlicensed, contract void
2007-08 2008-03-21 Marie Brookes, GAL for Isaiah Brookes, minor vs.  Unique Artists, et al. Unlicensed, contract void, undisbursed funds trust account, disgorgement, interest
27434 2012-11-27 Patricia Candido for Noah Devlin, minor v. Jet Set Models, Jet Set Babies, Enterprises, LLC "Artist", licensed, willful failure under Labor Code Sec. 1700.25(e) to pay earnings to petitioner, Talent Agencies Act does not provide for compensatory and punitive damages and request for such damages denied, disgorgement plus interest.
26936 2012-11-27 Krishna and Set Jaret for Harmony Jaret, minor v. Jet Set World, LLC, Jet Set Enterprises, LLC, Jet Set World, LLC "Artist", licensed, willful failure under Labor Code Sec. 1700.25(e) to pay earnings to petitioner, disgorgement plus interest, reimbursement for costs incurred denied.
13017 2010-08-30 Rocky Whatule v. Time of Your Life, Inc., a California corporation, Joe Hecht Production company operating its business under specific set of facts did not act as "talent agent" within the meaning of the Talent Agencies Act; petition dismissed due to lack of controversy.
9248 2010-07-28 Enrique Renaldo v. Baron Entertainment, Inc., a California corporation "Artist", licensed, agency fee Labor Code Sec. 1700.40(b), schedule of fees Labor Code Sec. 1700.24, unapproved double fees is a violation of Talent Agencies Act breach of respondent's fiduciary duty 8 CCR 12003.2, petitioner awarded unpaid commissions and interest pursuant to Labor Code Sec. 1700.25(e) from bond.
11313 2009-08-24 Dex Dare v. Nouveau Model and Talent Management, Inc. "Artist", licensed, failure to disburse per Labor Code 1700.25(a), disgorgement, interest, recover from posted bond
9601 2009-07-27 Alyssa Nobriga v. Nouveau Model and Talent Management, Inc. Stipulation by parties that respondent owes petitioner model/artist unpaid earnings, accrued interest pursuant to Labor Code Sec. 1700.25(e)(2), and expenses, petitioner entitled to recover from bond posted by respondent.
7306 2009-06-16 Brian Transeau v. 3 Artist Management "Musical artist" in Labor Code Sec.  1700.4(b), unlicensed during all relevant time,  safe harbor defense, Labor Code Sec. 1700.25(e)(1) attorney's fees based on willful acts does not apply as respondent not a "licensee" at the time of violations, contract void ab initio
8521 2009-04-07 Jennifer Shelton-Frates v. Conan Carroll, individual, Conan Carroll & Associates "Artist", licensed, respondent failed to disburse earned commissions and issued check without sufficient funds Labor Code Sec. 1700.25(a), interest per Labor Code Sec. 1700.25(e), reasonable attorney's fees per declaration, petitioner entitled to recover from posted bond
9223 2009-03-02 Jill Winterbottom Demko, Roberto Ezzevalli, Walter Lee, Kaz Mayeda, Duff Moses, William Perry, and Jerry Vivit v. Craig Kokesh, an individual Storybook "artists", unlicensed, statute of limitations tolling agreement, administrative notice, alter ego corporate veil pierced, no evidence establishing amount of commissions, received by respondent , respondent willfully failed to disburse funds to petitioners in violation of Labor Code Sec. 1700.44, no evidence for award of attorney's fees, award of unpaid commissions plus interest per Labor Code Sec. 1700.25(e)(2), contract void ab initio
4485 2008-08-19 Gary Ciccati, Jill Winterbottom Demko, Roberto Ezzevalli, Walter Lee, Kaz Mayeda, Duff Moses, William Perry, and Jerry Vivit v. Craig Kokesh, an individual Storybook "artists", partial period unlicensed, "procurement" prior to licensure, failure to deposit payment of funds in trust account and to disburse earned commissions per Labor Code Sec. 1700.44(a), failure to maintain separate record and disposition of all funds received on behalf of artist in breach of fiduciary duty, contracts deemed void ab initio as consequence of respondent's violation of Act both before and after becoming licensed, disgorgement subject to statute of limitations, definition of restitution, restitution now limited to Labor Code Sec. 1700.44(c), interest per Labor Code Sec. 170.25(e)(2), reasonable attorney's fees per Labor Code Sec. 1700.25(e)(1), petitioners entitled to recover from posted bond
2300 2008-03-21 Cissy Szeto-Wong, GAL for Faith Wong, minor v. Unique Artists, Karen Swell, Kare'N Management "Artist", unlicensed, contract void ab initio, disgorgement, interest
2006-21 2007-09-04 Nicollette Sheridan, Starlike Enterprises, Inc. v. Yoches,Inc. dba Bayonee Entertainment, Rob Lee, individual "Artist", unlicensed, no violations by Respondent when acting at the request of and in conjunction with a licensed talent agency, oral contract between parties void ab initio
2006-22 2007-08-20 Ruut Demeo v. Randy Spencer, individually and dba Pitch Music "Artist", unlicensed, procurement, respondent violated Labor Code Sec. 1700.5, contract void ab initio
2005-10 2007-08-06 The Endeavor Agency LLC v. Alyssa Milano, AJM Productions, Inc. "Artist", licensed, commissions owed post termination for work negotiated during relationship commissions, 8 CCR Sec. 12002,  respondent to pay unpaid commissions plus interest
2006-18 2007-04-27 Agency For The Performing Arts, Inc. v. Shawnee Smith and Red Headed Woman, Inc. "Artist", licensed,  CCR Sec. 12002 (commissions under oral contract), petitioner failed to meet burden of proof and not entitled to further commissions
2004-42 2005-12-07 Natural Talent, Inc. v. Tuvin "TJ" House Petitioner fails to establish by preponderance of evidence that respondent approached anyone connected and petitioner not entitled to percentage of respondent's earnings; petition dismissed
2003-27 2005-11-03 Jan Emerson Bixby v. Carlo Capomazza, individual Capocom Entertainment, a corporation Unlicensed, contract void ab initio, statute of limitations, accounting, Civil Code Sec. 1717 attorneys fees
2004-03 2005-08-22 Ernesto Bautista v. Vivian Romero, individually and dba Diamond Heart Music Musician songwriter "artist", Labor Code Sec. 1700.4(a) procuring employment under Act refers to role agent plays when acting as intermediary between artist whom agent represents and third party employer who seeks to engage the artist's services, artist need not be licensed to negotiate directly with prospective purchaser, musical groups may authorize one member to negotiate directly, not all contracts between artist and unlicensed talent agent are void and unenforceable, statute of limitations, accounting, disgorgement
2003-50 2005-07-07 Aaron M. Beyer v. Colours Model/Talent aka Crew, Management dba CMT "Artist", unlicensed, "procurement" activities Labor Code Sec. 1700.4(a), respondent illegally collected commissions, converted property and materially breached
1997-17 1997-07-23 Alan Cherrigan v. Queue, The Agency, a partnership, Kellie Marie Castillo, Eva I. Blasczyk "Artist", licensed, unlawfully collected registration fee and withheld earnings, interest and process server costs awarded to petitioner
1997-13 1997-07-23 Azam Hussain, as GAL for Caitlin Leedle v. Ivan Adkison aka Ivon, individual dba Adkison Model Management "Artist", licensed, disgorge unlawfully withheld earnings plus interest, and process server costs
1997-07 1997-05-14 Lydia Zaki v. Judith DeLong, an individual dba Select Models and Talent Talent agency definition, Labor Code Sec. 1700.4(b) includes "models" within definition of artists, Labor Code Sec. 1700.40(a) prohibits collecting any "registration fee" defined in Labor Code Sec. 1700.2(b), respondent to pay unlawfully collected registration fees and interest, and penalty pursuant to Labor Code Sec. 1700.40(a)