Jassy Vick Carolan LLP




Jassy Vick Carolan

NATIONAL TIER 1
   Litigation - First Amendment
   Media Law
METROPOLITAN TIER 1
 Los Angeles
   First Amendment Law
   Insurance Law
   Litigation - First Amendment
   Media Law
 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.  
NATIONAL TIER 1
   Litigation - First Amendment
   Media Law
METROPOLITAN TIER 1
 Los Angeles
   First Amendment Law
   Insurance Law
   Litigation - First Amendment
   Media Law
 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.  
NATIONAL TIER 1
   Litigation - First Amendment
   Media Law
METROPOLITAN TIER 1
 Los Angeles
   First Amendment Law
   Insurance Law
   Litigation - First Amendment
   Media Law
 San Francisco
   Media Law
Jassy Vick Carolan LLP Files Brief For Amici Curiae In NetChoice Cases Pending Before U.S. Supreme Court
December 2023 - Jean-Paul Jassy and Meghan Fenzel filed an amicus brief on behalf of Internet Works, Glassdoor, LLC, Indeed, Inc., Mozilla Corporation, Nextdoor, Inc., Pinterest, Inc., Tripadvisor, LLC, Tumblr, Inc., and Vimeo, Inc. in the Supreme Court cases Moody v. NetChoice, et al. and NetChoice et al. v. Paxton.   The brief argues that not only are the Florida and Texas social media laws unconstitutional under the First Amendment, but they also pose unique harms to the First Amendment rights of smaller- and mid-sized platforms to moderate and curate interest-based communities.  
NATIONAL TIER 1
   Litigation - First Amendment
   Media Law
METROPOLITAN TIER 1
 Los Angeles
   First Amendment Law
   Insurance Law
   Litigation - First Amendment
   Media Law
 San Francisco
   Media Law
Jassy Receives Jack Bates Award For Distinguished Service To The California Press
December 2023 - The California Press Foundation gave Jean-Paul Jassy its 2023 Jack Bates Award for Jassy's distinguished service to the California Press through effective leadership in addressing newspaper challenges and assisting journalism education.  
NATIONAL TIER 1
   Litigation - First Amendment
   Media Law
METROPOLITAN TIER 1
 Los Angeles
   First Amendment Law
   Insurance Law
   Litigation - First Amendment
   Media Law
 San Francisco
   Media Law
Jassy Vick Carolan LLP Again Gets Top Rankings in Best Law Firms
November 2023 - 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 by Best Law Firms, a publication of Best Lawyers.   The Firm was also recognized as Tier 1 in the same fields in Los Angeles, as well as in insurance law, and Tier 1 in media law in San Francisco.  
NATIONAL TIER 1
   Litigation - First Amendment
   Media Law
METROPOLITAN TIER 1
 Los Angeles
   First Amendment Law
   Insurance Law
   Litigation - First Amendment
   Media Law
 San Francisco
   Media Law
Jassy Vick Carolan LLP Appellate Victory in Anti-SLAPP Cross-Appeal
October 2023 - Jean-Paul Jassy and Jeffrey Payne successfully appealed a discounted anti-SLAPP attorneys’ fees award in connection with a law firm’s independent investigation of workplace-misconduct complaints at the California State University.   Following the plaintiffs’ voluntary dismissal of their complaint after defendants filed their anti-SLAPP motion, the trial court held that defendants would only have been partially successful on motion and entered a partial fees award under the anti-SLAPP statute.   In a published opinion, following argument by Jeffrey Payne in the Second District of the California Court of Appeal, the court concluded that defendants’ anti-SLAPP motion would have been entirely successful and remanded with instructions for the trial court to award all of the fees defendants had requested.