'Straight Outta Compton' Suit Seeks Greenberg Traurig DQ

Law360, New York (April 25, 2017, 9:15 PM EDT) -- The estate of the former manager of rap group N.W.A. asked a California federal court Monday to disqualify Greenberg Traurig LLP from representing NBCUniversal, Ice Cube and other defendants in the ex-manager's defamation suit stemming from his portrayal in the movie "Straight Outta Compton," arguing that a Greenberg partner once represented him in the early 1990s.

The estate of Gerald Heller said that Greenberg attorney Joel Katz in late 1992 or early 1993 flew to Los Angeles to meet with Heller to discuss a distribution deal for...
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Gerald E. Heller v. NBCUniversal, Inc., et al


Case Number

2:15-cv-09631

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California Central

Nature of Suit

Copyright

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Michael W. Fitzgerald

Date Filed

December 15, 2015

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