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Jassy Vick Carolan LLP Successfully Defends Huffington Post From Defamation Suit
December 2020 - Jean-Paul Jassy, William Um and Elizabeth Baldridge successfully defended the Huffington Post from a defamation suit brought in federal court in Texas by conservative activist Chuck Johnson.  
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Jassy Speaks on Defending the Subpoenaed Journalist
December 2020 - Jean-Paul Jassy spoke to a group of lawyers about the law and strategies for defending subpoenaed journalists, their sources and unpublished material in a seminar put on by the First Amendment Coalition and the Press Freedom Defense Fund of First Look Media.  
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Jassy Vick Carolan LLP Again Gets Top Rankings by U.S. News & World Report and Best Law Firms
November 2020 - After a comprehensive peer review process, Jassy Vick Carolan LLP has been named again nationally as a Tier 1 (highest tier) law firm in the fields of First Amendment Litigation and Media Law.   The Firm was also recognized as Tier 1 in the same fields in the Los Angeles and San Francisco metropolitan areas, and was recognized in the field of insurance law in Los Angeles.  
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   Media Law
Jeffrey Payne writes about gap grants and copyright termination under the 1976 Copyright Act
October 2020 - Jeffrey A. Payne published an article in Law360 titled “Copyright Gap Grant Nontermination Was No Accident.”   The article argues that the Fifth Amendment’s Takings Clause explains why Congress likely intentionally omitted so-called “gap grants” (that is, grants of copyright interests made before 1978 for works that were not actually created until in or after 1878) from the 1976 Copyright Act’s new copyright termination provisions.   The article can be found here.  
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   Litigation - First Amendment
   Media Law
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   Media Law
Jassy Vick Carolan LLP Defeats Copyright Infringement Claims Concerning Avatar And Taken
October 2020 - A team comprised of Jean-Paul Jassy, Kevin Vick and Elizabeth Baldridge, representing Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., Lightstorm Entertainment Inc., News Corp. and James Cameron, prevailed on a motion to dismiss copyright infringement and related claims concerning the movies Avatar and Taken.   The Court dismissed the claims with prejudice and entered judgment in the Firm's clients' favor.   A copy of the order is here.