News createt: 01-10-2011
Elvis topic of legal education seminar
"Elvis was fascinating," said Russell Fowler, the associate director of Legal Aid East Tennessee. "He was not litigious, never sued anybody. He'd fire someone and then give them $50,000 to be nice. But when he died, litigation sprang from everywhere."
Elvis the King of Rock and Roll spawned Elvis the lawsuit - a whole lotta lawsuits. Now all those cases are helping other attorneys study the law.
Legal Aid of East Tennessee is sponsoring a continuing education session billed as “Elvis Law. The state and federal cases dealing with the late King of rock 'n' roll.”
Lawyers attending will get three hours toward a required 15 hours of continuing education each year. To attract attention in an email announcing the session, the legal aid group showed a famous 1970 photo of Elvis and Richard Nixon.
Topics will include ownership of Elvis’ name, likeness and image; media access to his autopsy records; disputes over concert tickets sold before he died and other issues.
Sources: The Washington Times and ABA Journal