Supermodel Ganna Makeeva sue Leo Burnett Detroit and Supply and Demand Productions for injuries she suffered falling through a hole in a catwalk while making a Cadillac commercial for the 2006 Super Bowl. She claims the injuries and resulting surgeries may have ended her career, in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Shahir Shahidsaless has sued 2003 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi, literary agent Wendy Strothman and The Strothman Agency, demanding $3 million in New York County Court. Shahidsaless claims Ebadi breached a contract to co-author a book with him.
Jean-Jacques Perrey, a composer of electronic music, demands an accounting and damages from his former manager, Lisa Haugen and Perrey-Haugen Music Publishing, in Marin County Court.
Blue Tulip International claims Intermedia Film Equities owes director Jan DeBont $1.25 million under a pay-or-play contract for the movie, “Stopping Power,” in Los Angeles Superior Court.
WB Music Corp. claims The Magna Group, Route 22 Auto Sales and associates used The Ramones’ song “Blitzkreig Bop” in a TV commercial without permission, in Newark Federal Court.