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Jeffrey Payne Selected to Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars List for 2022
February 2022 - Jassy Vick Carolan LLP Of Counsel Jeffrey Payne was selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2022. This peer designation is awarded to no more than 2.5% of accomplished attorneys in each state who are either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. The Rising Stars selection process takes into account peer recognition, professional achievement in legal practice, and other cogent factors.  
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William Um Provides Expert Commentary to Legal Publication, Law360
February 2022 - William Um provided expert commentary to Law360 regarding insurance coverage for opioid disputes that have been filed throughout the country in recent years.   Um explained that despite the recent slew of insurance disputes involving coverage for opioid bodily injury claims, this latest wave of lawsuits are not likely to follow in the asbestos coverage footsteps, noting, “I’m not sure that this is like asbestos, where there were literally hundreds of thousands of manufacturers and distributors along the chain that were impacted” and instead, “[y]ou’re talking about a relatively small handful of companies” such as pharmaceutical companies and pharmacies.   See link here to the Law360 article titled, “Opioid Disputes Not Poised To Follow In Asbestos’ Footsteps.”  
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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.