FM News 101.1/Chicago's Billboards Draw Objection From Rod Blagojevich's Lawyer
May 3, 2012 at 7:41 AM (PT)
MERLIN MEDIA's billboard campaign to promote News WIQI (FM NEWS 101.1)/CHICAGO depicts disgraced former ILLINOIS Governor ROD BLAGOJEVICH with slogans like "He Never Listens" and "He's Not Listening," but one observer who's not laughing is BLAGOJEVICH's attorney.
CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS reports that lawyer SHELDON SOROSKY believes that the billboards violate ILLINOIS' "Right to Publicity Act" by using his client's picture for commercial purposes without consent.
"I don't think they got ROD BLAGOJEVICH's consent to do this," SOROSKY told CRAIN'S. "The question is what do we do -- we haven't made any decision yet, but it clearly seems to be a violation of the law."