Elvis is topic of Tenn. legal education seminar

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Posted: Sep 29, 2011 4:41 PM
Elvis is topic of Tenn. legal education seminar

It turns out Elvis the King of Rock and Roll spawned Elvis the lawsuit _ a whole lotta lawsuits.

Now all those cases are helping other attorneys study the law.

Legal Aid of East Tennessee is sponsoring a continuing education session in Chattanooga on Tuesday billed as "Elvis Law. The state and federal cases dealing with the late king of rock `n' roll."

Lawyers attending will get three hours toward a required 15 hours of continuing education each year. To attract attention in an email announcing the session, the legal aid group showed a famous 1970 photo of Elvis and then-President Richard Nixon.

Topics will include ownership of Elvis' name, likeness and image; media access to his autopsy records; disputes over concert tickets sold before he died and other issues.