The National Conference Of Personal Managers are still taking California’s Talent Agencies Act personal, and they now want it declared unconstitutional. In a dense and wide-ranging brief filed this week (read it here) with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, NCOPM wants its lawsuit against the state act resurrected and the portion of the California Labor Code itself blunted. This comes seven months after District Court Judge Dean Pregerson tossed the original NCOPM lawsuit, first filed in November 2012. It sought to overturn the state’s ban on managers “procuring” employment, with Nevada-based NCOPM claiming the ban has cost its members more than $500 million in compensation since it was first introduced in the late 1970s. “The District Court’s premature dismissal of the Complaint disregarded serious constitutional questions and the compelling public policy issues presented in this case”, says the new 64-page brief filed Tuesday. “NCOPM seeks a reversal of the District Court’s Order, based on this Court’s finding that the TAA is facially unconstitutional or in the alternative to remand this matter to the District Court with instructions to allow NCOPM the opportunity to amend its Complaint.” Like the previous suit, this week’s filing names Gov. Jerry Brown, state Attorney General Kamala Harris and Labor Commissioner Julie Su as defendants. NCOPM is represented by Stephen F. Rohde of LA firm Rohde Victoroff as well as Ryan Fowler, Christopher B. Good, and William Ferguson of Sherman Oaks firm Fowler & Good, LLP.
Managers File Appeal In California Talent Agencies Act Suit
What's Hot on Deadline
Two More Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Stunt Coordinator Joel Kramer Include One Involving 10th Grade Girl
'The Good Place's Jameela Jamil Blames Porn And Music Videos For Consent Issues Following Aziz Ansari Allegations
Aziz Ansari Allegations Open New Chapter in #MeToo Movement, Ansari Responds "I Took Her Words to Heart"
Eliza Dushku's Former Agent & A Friend Confirm Her Sexual Assault Story On 'True Lies' Set: "Nobody Really Did Anything"
Arnold Schwarzenegger "Shocked" About Eliza Dushku's 'True Lies' Allegations, Calls Her "So Courageous"
'True Lies' Stuntman Joel Kramer Dropped By Talent Agency After Eliza Dushku Accused Him Of Sexual Assault
Leah Remini Hints Scientology Behind Paul Haggis Claims; Church Slams "Reprehensible Smokescreen" - Update
Eliza Dushku's 'True Lies' Legal Guardian Backs Actress' Sexual Assault Claims, Calls Joel Kramer "Pedophile" - Update
Latest Film News
- New York Film & TV Workers Protest During MLK Day With Rev. Al Sharpton & Top Empire State Pols
- Arnold Schwarzenegger “Shocked” About Eliza Dushku’s ‘True Lies’ Allegations, Calls Her “So Courageous”…
- Leah Remini Hints Scientology Behind Paul Haggis Claims; Church Slams “Reprehensible Smokescreen” – Update
- ‘The Trade’: Exclusive Look At Showtime’s Opioid Epidemic Docuseries Ahead Of Sundance Premiere
- Two More Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Stunt Coordinator Joel Kramer Include One Involving 10th Grade Girl
- ‘Maria’: Ben Rekhi Wraps Timely Manila Drug-War Thriller With Alessandra De Rossi