Talent Managers Catch Break In Calif. Ruling

Law360, New York (January 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Departing from precedent, California’s high court has ruled that talent managers can collect commission payments from their celebrity clients even if, in defiance of the state’s Talent Agencies Act, they have secured entertainment jobs for them.

California courts have long held that managers who abuse the law are no longer eligible for compensation, but the California Supreme Court on Monday decided to ease up on the penalty against managers.

While the court affirmed a lower court’s ruling that the Talent Agencies Act bars managers from helping...
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