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Jassy, Carolan and Um Listed Again in The Best Lawyers in America
August 2021 - Duffy Carolan, William Um and Jean-Paul Jassy were listed again in The Best Lawyers in America, a peer-selected honor.   Carolan has been listed since 2008, and was recognized in the fields of Litigation - First Amendment and Media Law.   Um has been listed since 2017, and was recognized in the field of Insurance Law.   Jassy has been listed since 2011, and was recognized in the fields of First Amendment Law, Litigation - First Amendment and Media Law.  
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Carolan 17th Year to be Named to Super Lawyers – Northern California Edition
July 2021 - Duffy Carolan was named for the 17th consecutive year to the Northern California edition of Super Lawyers, following a peer-nominated, peer-reviewed and independently researched process to find the top 5% of attorneys in Northern California.   Carolan was listed in the field of Media & Advertising.  
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Second Circuit Issues New Decision In Client Vimeo's Favor
July 2021 - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a new decision affirming a district court order dismissing a lawsuit against firm client Vimeo, Inc.   Vimeo had taken down the channel of a user (a church and its pastor) that had been advocating sexual orientation change efforts.   Vimeo determined that the user's videos violated its terms of service.   The Court held that Vimeo was immune from suit pursuant to Section 230.   The Court's new opinion (replacing its opinion from earlier in the year) can be found here.   Jean-Paul Jassy, Kevin Vick and Elizabeth Baldridge worked on the briefing, and Vimeo's General Counsel, Michael Cheah, argued and briefed the case.  
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Firm Prevails in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Affirming Jury Award for Yahoo
June 2021 - The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed and left undisturbed the jury award of more than $600,000 in attorney fees that William T. Um and Elizabeth Baldrdige obtained on behalf of Yahoo.   The three-judge panel unanimously ruled that it would not disturb the jury award Yahoo received following the jury’s determination that National Union committed bad faith when it denied insurance coverage to Yahoo.   See here.  
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Jassy Recognized Again By Chambers And Partners In First Amendment Litigation
May 2021 - Jean-Paul Jassy was recognized again by the prestigious Chambers & Partners in the field of Media & Entertainment: First Amendment Litigation - California.   The entry reads: "Jean-Paul Jassy is noted for his expertise in First Amendment issues and his wide-ranging practice also sees him handle copyright infringement, profit participation and breach of contract claims."   An interviewee comments: "He is one of the go-to experts in the country. He takes such a personal interest in all of his cases."  
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Jassy Speaks on Bar Association Panel Discussing Defamation and Anti-SLAPP Issues
May 2021 - Jean-Paul Jassy served on a panel for the Los Angeles County Bar Association titled "So Your Client Wants to Sue the Internet."   Jassy discussed defamation and anti-SLAPP issues and considerations.