Posts Tagged ‘lawsuit’

Photog Awarded $200K for Unlawful Arrest, Prompts the Creation of an Officer Training Program

Three years ago, in late July of 2011, freelance news photographer Philip Datz was arrested by the Suffolk County Police Department in New York for “obstruction of governmental administration” because he was recording the conclusion of a police chase from a safe distance away.

Last we told you about the case, the police were dropping the charges and officers were going to have to go through “media relations training,” but the case has gone much further than that in the intervening three years. Read more…

Paparazzo Sues Bieber and His Bodyguard, Was Allegedly Beaten then Given $5K

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Although there’s no shortage of press surrounding young pop star, Justin Bieber, today he’s getting a bit more in the form of a lawsuit from photographer Manuel Munoz.

Munoz is suing both Bieber and his bodyguard, Dwayne Patterson, after an incident outside the SET Nightclub in Miami Beach, where Patterson supposedly locked him in a Subway restaurant, demanding he delete his photos of the pop star if he wanted to leave. Read more…

Verbal Agreement Between Photographer & Model Leads to $500K ‘Porn’ Lawsuit

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In a lawsuit filed this Monday, Ohio-based model Nicole Forni is seeking half a million dollars in damages from Columbus photographer Joshua Resnick after he sent photographs from a shoot they collaborated on to at least three dozen pornographic-oriented web outlets. Read more…

Walmart Suing a Photog’s Widow, Waltons Say They Own the Copyright to His Photos of Their Family

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In a copyright battle truly worthy of the David and Goliath designation, it seems that Walmart and its founding family, the Waltons, have filed a lawsuit against the widow of a photographer who ran a small Arkansas studio called Bob’s Studio of Photography. Read more…

Baltimore Pays $250K Over Police Seizing and Deleting People’s Cellphone Video

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Baltimore Police Commissioner (left), Christopher Sharp (center) at a press conference regarding the settlement.

Four years after the “unlawful seizure and destruction” of video from a citizen’s phone took place, and thanks to some pressure from the US Department of Justice, The City of Baltimore has agreed to pay a fine to the tune of $250,000 to set things right. Read more…

Defendant Ends Up Owner of Iconic Photo After a Counter-Suit Settlement

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In a somewhat interesting turn of events regarding an extremely well-known photograph of former football star Desmond Howard, it has been settled that Howard will now be owner of the photograph, originally captured by photographer Brian Masck. Read more…

Nikon Takes D600 Fix to the Next Level, Will Replace D600s if Service Doesn’t Work

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News that Nikon had been replacing some defective D600s with brand new D610s broke months ago, but it wasn’t confirmed officially until late last night when Nikon announced the news itself. Read more…

Wedding Photographers Supposedly Using Fine Print to Sue Clients Over Bad Reviews

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In the age of the Internet, with sites like Yelp often being the first stop for anybody looking for a service (say, photography) they’ve never used before, it’s no surprise that pros are trying to keep their star ratings as high as possible.

What is surprising is the news that some photographers are keeping their reviews positive by threatening to sue anybody who writes something negative. Read more…

Final Settlement Has Been Made In Richard Prince Lawsuit

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“Re-Photographer” Richard Prince is back in the spotlight again — this time hopefully for the final time — after a final settlement was reached in his five-year-long legal back-and-forth with photographer Patrick Cariou. Read more…

Judge Rules Model’s Lawsuit Against Getty Will Go to Trial

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Several months after model Avril Nolan sued stock photography giant Getty Images for displaying her portrait and licensing it to the New York State Division of Human Rights for an HIV-related advertisement, a judge ruled the lawsuit will be taken to court rather than dismissed as Getty had hoped for. Read more…