Firm files class action against Lucky Devils Band for Talent Agencies Act violations
April 18, 2019 – The firm has filed the first class action complaint on record for serial violations of California’s Talent Agencies Act against the International Musicians League, Inc., an out-of-state entity doing business as THE LUCKY DEVILS BAND. In their complaint, filed in Alameda County Superior Court, two musicians allege that they and a class of other musicians and vocalists were victimized by the defendant, who booked shows for them without complying with the law governing talent agencies and artist representation. “This may be the most literal example of the so-called ‘gig’ economy,” said firm partner David Given. “Long-established law governing fair pay for musicians and other artists must not be skirted.” The firm has also filed a petition before the California Labor Commission commencing parallel administrative action on the subject. Further proceedings in both matters are pending.