Are You Ready for Your Close-Up? You May Face Entertainment Law Issues Regardless of Your Practice Area

by Ethan Bordman

I recently received a phone call from a personal injury attorney whose client found herself on a reality TV show. As the client returned to her parked care, she was surprised – not to mention irritated – to find a parking ticket. Surprise turned to shock when a camera crew from a reality show, which observes parking authority officials and the people they ticket, approached and proceeded to record her explicit statements of frustration and anger upon discovering the ticket. Her attorney wanted to know what, if any, legal action this woman could take against the reality show for recording her without consent.

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