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Kevin Vick Interviewed For Daily Journal Article Discussing Justice Thomas’ Desire To Revisit New York Times Co. v. Sullivan
February 2019 - Kevin Vick was interviewed for the Daily Journal’s article discussing United States Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’s controversial concurrence in the Court’s denial of certiorari in a defamation matter in which Justice Thomas stated that he thinks the Court should reconsider its landmark First Amendment decision New York Times Co. v. Sullivan.  
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Jassy and Vick Named Again to Super Lawyers - Southern California Edition
January 2019 - Kevin Vick and Jean-Paul Jassy were named again to the Southern California edition of Super Lawyers, following a peer-nominated, peer-reviewed and independently researched process to find the top 5% of attorneys in Southern California. Jassy was listed in the field of Media & Advertising and Vick was listed in the field of Intellectual Property Litigation. A link to the publication can be found here.  
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Jassy Vick Carolan Convinces Ninth Circuit to Certify Important Insurance Question to the California Supreme Court
January 2019 - The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal has asked the California Supreme Court to weigh in on a tricky insurance coverage question in a case where its client, Yahoo Inc., is seeking insurance coverage for defense costs incurred to defend several underlying class action lawsuits alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.   Specifically, the Ninth Circuit has certified a question to California’s high court asking whether under California law, Yahoo's corporate "personal injury" insurance policy covers privacy claims based solely on the right to seclusion—to be left alone—where no private information is disclosed.   There currently is a conflict in decisions in the California intermediary appellate courts and the outcome of this decision could have far reaching implications for insurance coverage for privacy matters in California.   Will Um argued the case.  Link  
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California Court of Appeal Affirms Granting of Anti-SLAPP Motions
January 2019 - The California Court of Appeal affirmed a trial court's decision to grant anti-SLAPP motions brought by the Los Angeles Times in a defamation suit brought by Theodore Rall III, a former political cartoonist and blogger for The Times.  Jassy Vick Carolan LLP filed an amici curiae brief for the California News Publishers Association and the First Amendment Coalition supporting The Times.  The Court's opinion can be found here.  
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Jassy Vick Carolan Prevails for Publisher in Ninth Circuit Appeal
January 2019 - The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a district court’s dismissal order under FRCP Rule 12(b)(6) in favor of Providence Publications in a published decision analyzing the publication’s use of an insurance company’s trademarks in connection with an educational seminar about the company’s insurance program.  Applying the three-part nominative fair use test established in New Kids on the Block, the Ninth Circuit held that the publisher’s use of the marks in describing the seminar was necessary to convey that it was specifically about plaintiff’s insurance program, the publisher used no more of the marks than was reasonably necessary, and any sponsorship by the insurance company was negated by language indicating that the purpose of the seminar was to critique plaintiff’s insurance program.  Duffy Carolan argued the case.  Link