Monday, July 11, 2011

Court Cases

With high hopes of developing and managing a celebrity, along with success comes hard times that may involve the law. On the management side, there is a lot of damage control that has to be done to make sure the artist/actor/celebrity is represented in high regards at all times. Below are three celebs that have been had run ins with a court’s decisions and the Dunlap Digest’s response on how a positive conclusion could be represented:

Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay has had many visits in the courtroom, including cases on drugs, alcohol, and most recently theft. It is reported that while on probation from her 2007 drunken driving case, Lohan is allegedly blamed for stealing a $2,500 necklace from Kamofie & Co. In 2010, she was sent to jail twice and also to rehab twice for violating her probation. In order to find the necklace, detectives are in works to issue a warrant to search the Lohan home.

Being on the management end of this client would be hard to reach a positive end. Because of Lohan’s legal past, as her management I would be forced to release her from services. Although it seems harsh, it would be a good move to make professionally.

Mel Gibson
A major part of our legal system are the legal FEES. Some lawyer services give their clients until after the case to pay their fees. So what happens once the trial is over? Ask Mel Gibson, who is being asked to pay close to $1.5 million dollars in lawyer fees used by Oksana Grigorieva, Gibson’s ex-girlfriend.

If I were to represent Mel Gibson, I would have to advise him to pay up the amounts unless there were substantial cause for him to fight against it and battle it in court. I would keep him as a client because despite his public nuances, as an actor/producer/director, his work is of high quality and can be looked on high regards.

David Beckham
The super star soccer player David Beckham was ordered to pay $272,000 in legal costs because he sued In Touch magazine for reporting allegations that he was cheating on his wife. Beckham sued the magazine for $25 million dollars. The case did not reveal if he won the suit in regards to the infidelity allegations, but Bauer Publishing will be receiving the ordered legal fees.

If my company were to represent David, I’m sure that the funds would not hurt his pockets nor his image. He has had pretty much a clean record. With the payment, I’m sure that the allegations will soon be forgotten.

The business plan of Mar Lamar Consulting will be representing high end clientele. Being aware of the legal system and how to properly represent my clients will help the company handle any legal issues that may arise.


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