Brooklyn, NY asked in Copyright, Business Law and Entertainment / Sports for New York

Q: hello please i need advice on what to do i do photography and videography and couple months ago i did a reality show

video recording and took photographs for a popular basketballer and i was there the whole day with him and at the end of my work with him he didn't pay me for all the work i did for him and he took with him all the photos and recordings i did for him and he insisted of not paying me because he claimed that the video recording and photograph i did wasn't clear and i didn't do a good job that was why is not going to pay , i called him and i didn't reach him , to my surprise i discovered that the same videos that the basketballer said wasn't clear and i didn't do a good job was used by him in a music video and was posted around social media .... the mistake made was that there was not a paper agreement between us

please i need someone to advice me on it because am planning to sue him


1 Lawyer Answer
Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: You can sue. An oral contract is enforceable. It is just harder to prove. Here you have the commercial use.

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