Jassy Vick Carolan LLP




Jassy Vick Carolan

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Vick and Jassy Moderate a Panel on Defamation and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
April 2024 - Kevin Vick and Jean-Paul Jassy co-moderated a panel on defamation and artificial intelligence (AI) at Media & the Law Seminar conference in Kansas City, MO.  
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   Litigation - First Amendment
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 Los Angeles
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   Litigation - First Amendment
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   Media Law
Nicholas Hartmann Joins Firm
March 2024 - Jassy Vick Carolan LLP is excited to announce that Nick Hartmann has joined the firm as an associate.   Nick earned his JD from UC Irvine School of Law, clerked for federal judges in the Southern District of New York and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and worked for large prestigious firms before joining JVC.   “We are thrilled to have Nick join our practice,” said Jean-Paul Jassy.   “He is a brilliant attorney, a powerful advocate, and a genuinely good person.”  
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Jassy Speaks to Los Angeles Copyright Society About Trends In Ninth Circuit Law
March 2024 - Jean-Paul Jassy spoke on a panel to the Los Angeles Copyright Society about trends in the Ninth Circuit concerning motions to dismiss.  
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JVC Files Lawsuit on Behalf of High School Teacher and Student Journalists Alleging Censorship
February 2024 - Jean-Paul Jassy, Kevin Vick, Jeffrey Payne, and Jordyn Ostroff filed a lawsuit on behalf of a teacher and current and former students of Mountain View High School ("MVHS") against MVHS's principal and the Mountain View-Los Altos School District.   The lawsuit alleges that Principal Kip Glazer exercised illegal and undue pressure on student journalists to censor an article in the student newspaper, The Oracle, about alleged sexual harassment at MVHS.   It also alleges that Glazer then retaliated against The Oracle's advisor by removing her from her position as advisor and cutting the school's Introduction to Journalism course.  
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   Litigation - First Amendment
   Media Law
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 Los Angeles
   First Amendment Law
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 San Francisco
   Media Law
Ostroff Authors Article on Student's First Amendment Case Against U.S. Department of Agriculture
January 2024 - Jordyn Ostroff wrote an article published in The Daily Journal about a former Los Angeles student's challenge to a federal statute prohibiting national school lunch program participants from "directly or indirectly restrict[ing] the sale or marketing of fluid milk products."   When the student's high school conditioned permission for the student to to distribute anti-dairy educational materials on campus on the student's simultaneous distribution of pro-dairy materials, the student sued the school district, district officials, and the USDA for violation of her First Amendment rights.   Although she has since settled with the school district and officials, who now acknowledge students' lawful right to criticize dairy on campus, her lawsuit against the USDA continues in Williamson, et al. v. United States Department of Agriculture, Case No. 2:23-cv-03307-FMO-E (C.D. Cal.).   The USDA has moved to dismiss, contending the former student lacks standing to challenge the statute.  
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   Litigation - First Amendment
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 Los Angeles
   First Amendment Law
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 San Francisco
   Media Law
Amicus Brief Helps Secure FOIA Summary Judgment Win
December 2023 - Meghan Fenzel (of JVC), Vickie Baranetsky, and Dara Gray co-authored an amicus brief on behalf of the Center for Investigative Reporting that contributed to a FOIA win at summary judgment for the Plaintiff in John Lindsay-Poland v. United States Department of Justice in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.   CIR's amicus brief detailed how the DOJ and ATF had thus far denied 80 FOIA requests that should have been granted under the controlling CIR v. DOJ Ninth Circuit precedent, which raised broader rule of law issues and exemplified the growing problem of FOIA exemption creep.