Charles Welch appeals from a judgment of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Kram, J.) directing a verdict, Fed.R.Civ.P. 50(a), in favor of appellee Carson Productions Group, Ltd. ("Carson") on claims arising from Carson's allegedly unauthorized national television broadcast of two television commercials in which Welch performed. Welch claimed that the use of these commercials without his express written consent violated sections 50 and 51 of the New York Civil Rights Law. N.Y.Civ. Rights Law §§ 50-51 (McKinney 1976 & Supp.1986). The district court concluded that the collective bargaining agreement between the Screen Actors Guild ("SAG"), Welch's union, and various television producers, authorized Carson's use of the commercials. For the reasons set forth below, we affirm.
Miner '56, Roger J., "Welch v. Carson Productions Group, Ltd., 791 F. 2d 13 - Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit 1986" (1986). Circuit Court Opinions. 112.