Faculty & Leadership Blog / Tag: Toni Lester

Michael Chmura

Professor Lester: Scandal Surrounding Kevin Spacey, Netflix, and Morals Clauses in Celebrity Employment Contracts

Here’s what Law Professor Toni Lester has to say about the current scandal: “While everyday workers are subjected to anti-sexual harassment laws that allow employers to penalize them for inappropriate work place conduct, recent scandals concerning high powered celebrities like Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey might make you wonder if these men are immune to…

Michael Chmura

Law Faculty And Their Students Receive Numerous Honors

Six out of seven members of the Babson law faculty and one of their students received collectively an unprecedented eight awards this spring and summer. The “award-fest” started this spring when Professor Toni Lester received a Babson Faculty Scholar award to support her research. Senior Lecturer Cheryl Kirschner received a Lewis Institute Change-maker Award for…

Michael Chmura

Marvin Gaye Verdict: “Vibe” Of Song As Important As Melody

The jury verdict in the copyright theft lawsuit against Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke came out yesterday. The defendants were told to pay $7 plus million dollars in damages to Marvin Gaye’s estate for illegally copying his 1970s hit, “Gotta Give It Up” with their song, “Blurred Lines”. Composer and law professor Toni Lester has…

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Babson Professors Pose Two Questions to Music Entrepreneurs

Babson recently sponsored Rethink Music, a gathering of global music entrepreneurs, organized by The Berklee College of Music. At the conference, Babson Professor Erik Noyes and Babson Professor Toni Lester interviewed music entrepreneurs ranging from the members of the popular band Karmin to a music industry lawyer  to see how they answered two questions: How are entrepreneurs…