The Danger Of Commingling Fees Under Talent Agencies Act

Law360, New York (December 2, 2013, 1:16 PM EST) -- During its eight years on the air, "Dog the Bounty Hunter" brought audiences a weekly dose of Duane “Dog” Chapman’s successful bounty-hunting. In November 2012, Dog and his wife, Alice Barmore-Smith, succeeded in convincing the labor commissioner to side with them in a dispute against their former manager/producer on their hit reality show.[1] This decision teaches a valuable lesson to both artists and their managers who have side agreements with others in connection with their clients’ projects.

In 2007, Chapman and his wife filed a petition...
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