I worked for a company, and resigned for numerous reasons. . Befor I left I did a commercial with them. I didn'tsign aanything and the commercial aired 2 weeks after I left. Now even 5 months later the same commercial is still being aired. Do I have any legal stance for compensation.
Answered on: 8/20/13, 10:05 pm by Chen Kasher
Probably. Under Illinois law, you have a right to your likeness, especially when it involves "commercial" uses. Further, the Right of Publicity statute provides that you are entitled to either $1,000 or the actual profits made from the use of your likeness.
You can retain an attorney on a contingency basis (usually 1/3rd) to try to maximize your recovery. Among other things, this attorney will try to prove the amount of profit the company may have made using the commercial. This is crucial for your potential case, as it has been running for 5+ months, which means you may be entitled to far more than just $1,000.
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