Business & Intellectual Property Litigation

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Our Mission: The firm’s goal is to handle matters quickly and economically when possible and, when necessary, to vigorously litigate cases through trail and appeal to ensure the best possible outcome for its clients.  The firm takes pride in keeping its clients well-informed on the process and related costs, as well as consulting on strategy during the entire process.
Kuznetsky Law Group zealously represents clients in business and entertainment litigation, arbitration, and dispute resolution. This includes disputes between partners and business owners, breach of contract, copyright and trademark infringement, violations of the California Talent Agencies Act (TAA), and violations of the Consumer Legal Remedies Act (CLRA).
In addition, Kuznetsky Law Group serves as local counsel for out-of-state attorneys for litigation throughout California, consulting and appearing in court for out-of-state attorneys on civil litigation matters.
Case Histories:
Kuznetsky Law Group has successfully litigated cases before the California Superior Courts in Southern California, California Labor Commissioner, California Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court in the Central District of California, U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Texas (pro hac vice), and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Representative Matters:

  • In 2012, Mr. Kuznetsky’s appeal before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals resulted in a published opinion on the doctrine of fair use, holding that a magazine violated the Copyright Act by publishing private and unpublished celebrity photographs. Monge v. Maya Magazines, Inc., 688 F.3d 1164 (9th Cir 2012).
  • In a lawsuit against the former agents of an artist, the firm was able to obtain a $3.5-million judgment for breach of fiduciary duty.
  • When a major international bank failed to comply with legal proceedings, the firm successfully obtained a $1.8-million judgment against it, including an award of attorneys’ fees and costs.
  • The firm won a $640,000 federal jury verdict for an award-winning sculptor in a lawsuit against a billionaire real estate developer who made illegal copies of the artist’s sculptures and displayed the knock-offs in front of two commercial properties in Southern California.
  • In a similar lawsuit against the same billionaire real estate developer, the firm won a $450,000 federal jury verdict for a sculptor specializing in one-of-a-kind works.
  • In a breach of contract lawsuit against a concert promoter related to a concert of a world-renowned musical group in Buenos Aires, the firm obtained a $1.4-million judgment, including lost profits, attorneys’ fees and costs.
  • In a trial in front of the California Labor Commissioner, the firm succeeded in obtaining a determination that a photographer’s former agents committed multiple violations of the California Talent Agencies Act by acting as unlicensed talent agents.
  • In a trial in front of the California Labor Commissioner, the firm succeeded in obtaining a determination that a well-known pop singer’s former manager’s illegal acts under the Talent Agencies Act were so pervasive that the entire at-issue management contract was invalid and unenforceable.
  • In a bench trial in the San Diego Superior Court, the firm obtained a full defense verdict for a multi-million dollar apparel company against a former associate who was falsely claiming a partnership ownership in the company