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Jassy Vick Carolan Prevails For YouTube In Appeal
November 2018 - The California Court of Appeal affirmed in full the trial court’s judgment in favor of YouTube in a suit brought by a former YouTube user based on the suspension of his account and removal of content. The Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s ruling that various claims were barred by the one-year limitations period in YouTube’s Terms of Service, and further held that the plaintiff’s Business and Professions Code § 17200 claim failed as a matter of law. A copy of the Court of Appeal’s opinion is here.  
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Jassy Featured in Best Lawyers Article
November 2018 - Jean-Paul Jassy, who was named the 2019 First Amendment "Lawyer of the Year" in Los Angeles by Best Lawyers, was featured in a "Legal Insights" profile article.  
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Kevin Vick Discusses Key Anti-SLAPP Case Pending In California Supreme Court
November 2018 - Kevin Vick discussed Rand Resources, LLC v. City of Carson on the Daily Journal’s Weekly Appellate Report podcast, available here and here.  The California Supreme Court recently held oral argument in Rand Resources, where the Court is poised to address the issue of what constitutes an “an issue of public interest” under California’s anti-SLAPP statute, Code of Civil Procedure § 425.16.  
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Karlene Goller profiled in Women in Communications Law Committee’s November 2018 Newsletter
November 2018 - The Women in Communications Law Committee for the ABA Forum on Communications Law (“WICL”) profiled new Jassy Vick and Carolan Of Counsel Karlene Goller in its November 2018 Newsletter.  Karlene was profiled by the group in 2008 during her tenure as First Amendment and sole content counsel for the Los Angeles Times and its regional and local news enterprises.  
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Documents Unsealed in Facebook Case at Urging of Media
November 2018 - San Mateo County Superior Court orders some previously sealed discovery documents unsealed in app developer’s case against Facebook.  Duffy Carolan represented The New York Times Company, The Associated Press and The Washington Post in efforts to unseal the materials, which were submitted to the court as part of the plaintiff’s opposition to Facebook’s motion to strike under the Anti-SLAPP statute.  The app developer, Six4Three, accuses the platform of exploiting user data to force rival companies out of business.