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Taking a “Look Back” at Hadestown’s Journey Way Down to Court: A Significant Case Opinion Paves the Way for Defenses to Claims of Discrimination in Casting

By Ethan Krasnoo and Anna Beckelman In May 2023, in the RPJ website post ”Will NYC’s New Employment Discrimination Bill Restrict Casting ‘In The Heights’?” we discussed New York City’s new law prohibiting employment discrimination based upon height or weight and how this legislation might affect casting decisions in New...

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RPJ Partner Ethan Krasnoo Interviewed For Fox News Article “Vin Diesel, Tommy Lee, Jermaine Jackson hit with sex abuse lawsuits under California’s accountability law”

RPJ Partner Ethan Krasnoo’s legal analysis concerning the California Sexual Abuse and Cover Up Accountability Act is featured prominently in a recent Fox News Digital article. In the article, Mr. Krasnoo explains the purpose of the Act, stating that "the purpose is to give alleged victims a second bite at...

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Copyright Issues as they Pertain to AI and the Visual Arts: Let Us Paint You a Picture

By: Ethan Krasnoo and Anna Beckelman As artificial intelligence (“AI”) becomes more and more prevalent in our everyday use of technology, legal questions are being raised about how AI products are “trained” and how such training may encroach on “human generated” intellectual property. Earlier this year, our Reavis Page Jump...

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RPJ Partner Ethan Krasnoo’s Legal Opinion Featured in Fox Corporation’s News Article “Plaintiff in Robert De Niro Harassment Lawsuit Gets Intimidating Text From His Family: Lawyer”

RPJ’s Ethan Krasnoo recently weighed in on the Robert De Niro Employment Discrimination Lawsuit currently unfolding in court. This Monday, in the midst of the court’s proceedings, a potentially incriminating text message sent by De Niro’s daughter to De Niro’s former assistant, the plaintiff in the ongoing gender discrimination trial...

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RPJ Partner Ethan Krasnoo Featured in Law360 Article “Opera Star’s Plea Shows Broad Reach of #MeToo, Atty Says”

RPJ Partner Ethan Krasnoo was recently featured in a Law360 article entitled “Opera Star’s Plea Shows Broad Reach of #MeToo, Atty Says”. Law360 publishes its newsletter to 1.5 million legal professionals each day.  The article, by Cara Salvatore, features a “Q&A” with Ethan which focuses on RPJ’s representation of Samuel...

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RPJ Client Samuel Schultz Obtains Guilty Plea from Opera Star David Daniels and Husband in Sexual Assault Case

We are pleased to report that on Friday, August 4, 2023, RPJ client and sexual assault complaining witness, Samuel Schultz, received some closure in connection with the criminal matter against his rapists, opera star David Daniels and his husband, Scott Walters, which was slated to begin trial that day in...

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