Pierce Bainbridge DQ'd From Manilow Films Copyright Suit

Law360 (May 21, 2019, 11:34 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday disqualified Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP from representing a production company suing a management company for Barry Manilow over the copyrights of two films featuring the singer performing, finding the firm has a conflict of interest involving the parties.

U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer granted the disqualification bid by intervenor Garry Kief, as Pierce Bainbridge cannot represent the production company, Stiletto Television Inc., in the copyright case while also representing two owners of the company in separate litigation initiated by Kief, according to Tuesday's order.

Kief holds a minority stake in Stiletto Television...

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