Unveiling the Forgotten Pioneer: Alabama Civil Rights Lawyer Arthur Davis Shores Finally Gets the Spotlight

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Black History Month serves as a moment to remember and learn about the untold stories of pioneers who have been overlooked. One such individual is Arthur Davis Shores, a civil rights lawyer from Alabama. Shores is the subject of a compelling documentary produced by Alabama Public Television, with narration by WBRC’s Steve Crocker. The idea for the documentary took shape during a conversation between Shores’ daughter, Barbara, and Phillip Howard of the Conservation Fund, and Pete Conroy at the premiere of another acclaimed documentary about a legendary figure from Alabama. It was … Read more

Kat Von D’s Legal Victory: Miles Davis Tattoo Sparks Copyright Battle

Los Angeles, California – Tattoo artist and entrepreneur Kat Von D recently won a copyright lawsuit over a tattoo design she created featuring jazz legend Miles Davis. The lawsuit alleged that Von D infringed on the copyright of artist Kirsten Holliday by using a similar tattoo design without permission. However, a federal judge ruled in favor of Von D, stating that her design was original and not substantially similar to Holliday’s work. The dispute began in 2018 when Holliday claimed that Von D copied her original design, which featured a black and gray portrait of … Read more

Kat Von D Cleared of Copyright Infringement in Landmark Miles Davis Tattoo Case

LOS ANGELES – Celebrity tattoo artist Kat Von D has been cleared of copyright violation charges by a federal jury in Los Angeles today. The jury unanimously ruled in her favor, stating that she did not infringe on a photographer’s copyright when she used an image of jazz icon Miles Davis as a reference to create a tattoo. The jury, consisting of eight individuals, reached their decision in less than two hours of deliberation. U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer received their verdict. The case centered around Von D using the Davis photograph to ink … Read more

Salisbury Attorneys James Davis and Timothy Readling Honored on 2024 Super Lawyers Lists for Outstanding Legal Achievements

Salisbury, North Carolina – Salisbury attorneys, James Austin Davis and Timothy James Readling, have been recognized for their legal expertise in the 2024 edition of North Carolina Super Lawyers. Davis and Readling, natives of Rowan County, are affiliated with Davis & Davis, Attorneys at Law, P.C., in Salisbury. Davis has been listed in the Super Lawyers for his exceptional skills in criminal defense, family law, and general litigation. This recognition marks his ninth selection by the publication, including eight consecutive years. Davis is a specialist certified by the North Carolina State Bar in federal criminal … Read more