Jassy Vick Carolan LLP




Jassy Vick Carolan

NATIONAL TIER 1
   Litigation - First Amendment
   Media Law
METROPOLITAN TIER 1
 Los Angeles
   First Amendment Law
   Litigation - First Amendment
   Media Law
 San Francisco
   Media Law
Firm Secures Significant Insurance Recovery Victory In The California Supreme Court
November 2022 - William T. Um secured an important insurance recovery victory for long time firm client, Yahoo Inc., in an unanimous decision by the California Supreme Court.   The Court, in response to a certified question by the Ninth Circuit, determined for the first time underlying California insurance law, that commercial general liability policies that provide coverage for injuries arising out of the “oral or written publication” of “material that violates a person’s right of privacy” may trigger an insurer’s duty to defend lawsuits alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), which involves the privacy right of seclusion.   As noted by an insurance coverage expert, “the California Supreme Court became the strongest voice in a chorus of state high courts to rule in favor of coverage for TCPA claims, recognizing that such claims involve the publication of material that violates a person’s right to privacy.”  
NATIONAL TIER 1
   Litigation - First Amendment
   Media Law
METROPOLITAN TIER 1
 Los Angeles
   First Amendment Law
   Litigation - First Amendment
   Media Law
 San Francisco
   Media Law
Jassy Elected Treasurer of Media Law Resource Center
November 2022 - Jean-Paul Jassy was elected Treasurer of the Media Law Resource Center, a non-profit membership association for members of the media and their defense lawyers..  
NATIONAL TIER 1
   Litigation - First Amendment
   Media Law
METROPOLITAN TIER 1
 Los Angeles
   First Amendment Law
   Litigation - First Amendment
   Media Law
 San Francisco
   Media Law
Jassy Vick Carolan LLP Prevails on Anti-SLAPP Motion Regarding NXIVM Docuseries
November 2022 - Jean-Paul Jassy and Meghan Fenzel brought a successful anti-SLAPP motion against a NXIVM member who sued Starz / Lions Gate for his brief portrayal in the docuseries Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult.   The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California struck all claims without leave to amend, holding that his defamation case and related claims failed as a matter of law.  
NATIONAL TIER 1
   Litigation - First Amendment
   Media Law
METROPOLITAN TIER 1
 Los Angeles
   First Amendment Law
   Litigation - First Amendment
   Media Law
 San Francisco
   Media Law
Jassy Vick Carolan LLP Again Gets Top Rankings by U.S. News & World Report and Best Law Firms
November 2022 - 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 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.  
Carolan to be honored by SPJ/LA with 2022 Freedom of Information Award
September 2022 - The Society of Professional Journalists Los Angeles Pro Chapter has named Duffy Carolan its 2022 Freedom of Information Award recipient.   The Freedom of Information award honors a non-journalist who has helped promote First Amendment issues.   Duffy has long represented the Southern California News Group chain of newspapers, helping their reporters gain access to vital government records for their reporting.   Duffy previously has been honored by the Northern California Chapter of SPJ with its Counsel of the Year award as well as several honorary citations for her work with journalists from the Bay Area News Group among other news organizations.   View announcement here.