Jassy Vick Carolan Prevails For Google In Online Defamation Appeal
April 2016 - The California Court of Appeal affirmed in full the trial court’s ruling sustaining Google’s demurrer to the plaintiff’s complaint on the grounds that plaintiff’s sole claim for defamation was barred by the statute of limitations and by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. The firm represented Google in the trial court and on appeal.
Carolan serves on panel in honor of National Sunshine Week
March 2016 - The California Media Group, publisher of The Salinas Californian, part of the Gannett Company, sponsored a community forum to discuss transparency laws in California. The panel was moderated by Californian senior writer and columnist Jeff Mitchell. Carolan and First Amendment Coalition Executive Director Peter Scheer spoke on trends under California’s Public Records Act. See coverage here
Firm Clients Honored By Northern California Society of Professional Journalist
March 2016 - At the annual James Madison Freedom of Information banquet, The Bay Area News Group, part of the Digital First Media company, was honored for its dogged pursuit of transparency over the calendars and appointment books of two then-indicted California State Senators – Senator Leland Yee and Senator Ron Calderon. The news organizations won a lawsuit under the Legislative Open Records Act deeming the calendars public over contentions that the deliberative processes of Legislators would be harmed by disclosure. Jassy Vick Carolan partner Duffy Carolan represented the news organizations. See coverage here
Vick Appears on Entertainment Law Panel at Southwestern Law School
February 2016 - Kevin Vick served as a panelist on a program on careers in entertainment law presented by the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property Section (“ELIPS”) at Southwestern Law School. Vick, the Chair of ELIPS for 2015-2016, and other panelists spoke to students in the Entertainment Law Society about careers in litigation and transactional law in the entertainment, media and technology industries.
Firm Wins Access To School District Internal Investigation Report
January 2016 - Newspaper’s two year battle over public access to internal investigation report following allegations of inappropriate contact by now incarcerated elementary school teacher ends with order requiring Mt. Diablo Unified School District to make public 2006 attorney-prepared report. Jassy Vick Carolan partner Duffy Carolan represented the Contra Costa Times, a Digital First Media newspaper, in the Public Record Act lawsuit. See coverage here
Vick Elected Chair of Los Angeles County Bar’s Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property Section
July 2015 - Kevin Vick was selected to be the Chair of the Los Angeles County Bar's Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property Section ("ELIPS") for its 2015-2016 term. Kevin formerly has served as Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, and Programming Co-Chair of ELIPS, and has organized panels on subjects such as copyright litigation, idea submission law, online trademark law, and recent trends in entertainment, Internet, and First Amendment law.