Fifty Shades of Greed: A Case Study on Partnership by Conduct

Legal Area:        Business Civil Litigation Appellate
Total Credit Hours:        1.50
Ethics Credit Included:        0.00
Registration Fee:        $35.00
Course Materials:        textaudiovideo
Session END DATE:        07/31/2019
Information:        NOW AVAILABLE

** available any time of day and in time increments convenient to you through end date above **

The Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy serves as a case study for how a partnership by conduct can be created under the law. In addition to addressing the legal aspects of the publishing industry and subsidiary rights, this informative CLE course will review a true-life precautionary tale about the pitfalls of working with others on a venture without having a written agreement in place. This course features streaming video and audio (as well as downloadable MP3 audio) presentations from a live CLE seminar on this topic that was originally conducted by the Houston Bar Association on December 1, 2017. You can access this presentation on demand at any time during the course of the seminar session.

Some of the subjects for this course include:

  • Partnership by Conduct

  • Partnership by Texas Law

  • Legal Aspects of Publishing Industry

  • Working Without a Written Agreement

  • Five Factors of Partnership

  • Speakers for this course include:

    Brent A. Turman, who is an attorney with the firm of BellNunnally. More information for Mr. Turman may be found on his firm's website.

    Mike Farris is an entertainment attorney, now retired, and writer in Dallas, Texas He represented the plaintiff in the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' litigation that was tried before a jury in Fort Worth, Texas, and resulted in a $13.2 million judgment in favor of his client. More information about Mike Farris may be found on his website.


    This course is approved for credit by the MCLE Committees of the STATE BAR OF TEXAS and the STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA (MCLE Provider #8648).
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