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Jassy Speaks to New York State Bar Association, Media Committee
January 2022 - Jean-Paul Jassy spoke to the New York State Bar Association's Media Committee about his experience representing Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Carreyrou in the U.S. v. Elizabeth Holmes case.   Carreyrou is the journalist who broke the Theranos story when he was with The Wall Street Journal, wrote the best-selling book Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Start-Up and hosted a podcast, Bad Blood: The Final Chapter.  
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Firm Secures Win for HuffPost in 5th Circuit Defamation Case
December 2021 - In a published opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a defamation lawsuit against firm client, TheHuffingtonPost.com (now owned by firm client BuzzFeed) for lack of specific personal jurisdiction.   Jean-Paul Jassy and William T. Um secured this precedent setting decision limiting the jurisdiction in which a company with an internet presence can be sued.   The Fifth Circuit confirmed that HuffPost’s operation of a website alone, is not enough to confer personal jurisdiction for a libel claim that is not directed at the forum state.   The court’s opinion can be viewed here.  
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Jassy Vick Carolan LLP Again Gets Top Rankings by U.S. News & World Report and Best Law Firms
November 2021 - 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 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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Jassy Vick Carolan LLP Prevails in Court of Appeals in Copyright Case Concerning Avatar and Taken
October 2021 - The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a copyright case against firm clients Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., Lightstorm Entertainment Inc., News Corp. and James Cameron, concerning the movies Avatar and Taken.   Jean-Paul Jassy and Kevin Vick were on the team that prevailed for the clients.  
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Firm Prevails For Pulitzer Prize-Winning Reporter John Carreyrou In U.S. v. Elizabeth Holmes Criminal Case
October 2021 - Jean-Paul Jassy and Jeffrey Payne successfully represented Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Carreyrou in the U.S. v. Elizabeth Holmes criminal case pending in the Northern District of California.   Carreyrou is the journalist who broke the Theranos story when he was with The Wall Street Journal, wrote the best-selling book Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Start-Up and hosted a podcast, Bad Blood: The Final Chapter.   When Holmes's counsel put Carreyrou on her witness list, Carreyrou was excluded from attending trial or reporting on aspects of it because of an order excluding witnesses from attending trial or speaking about their testimony.   Jassy Vick Carolan LLP attorneys successfully moved the Court for an order exempting Carreyrou from the exclusion and gag orders so that he could freely attend the trial and continue his reporting.  
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Jassy Vick Carolan LLP Defeats Defamation Case Concerning Conspiracyland Podcast
September 2021 - A federal court in Washington, D.C. dismissed defamation, and other related claims, against investigative journalist Michael Isikoff and Verizon Communications concerning Isikoff's Conspiracyland podcast concerning the murder of Seth Rich.   A copy of the Court's ruling can be found here.   Jean-Paul Jassy and William Um were on the JVC team that prevailed for the clients.