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Threatened Suit Unlocks Records
February 2017 - After threatening to sue over “inexcusable delays” in disclosing records in response to Public Records Act requests made by the East Bay Times for records pertaining to the Dec. 2, 2016 Ghost Ship warehouse fire that killed 36 people in Oakland, Ca., the City of Oakland capitulates, disclosing hundreds of records revealing dozens of calls to police and contacts prior to the tragic fire.   See here and here  
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Jassy and Vick Listed Again in Super Lawyers
January 2017 - Jean-Paul Jassy and Kevin L. Vick are recognized again as Southern California Super Lawyers in a peer-reviewed process that includes only 5% of area attorneys.  Jassy is listed in Media & Advertising and Vick is listed in Intellectual Property Litigation.  
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Jassy Serves As Speaker On Reporter's Privilege Issues For MLRC Institute
January 2017 - Jean-Paul Jassy spoke on reporter's privilege and reporter's shield issues at a media law workshop for reporters hosted by the Media Law Resource Center Institute.  
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Press Victory in Libel Trial
December 2016 - Jassy Vick Carolan wins trial de novo in small claims libel case brought against Bay Area News Group/Digital First Media stemming from its reporting on a civil suit filed against members of a small water reclamation district by two of its employees.  In reversing a judgment in favor of plaintiffs, the Honorable Steve Treat of Contra Costa County Superior Court found lacking evidence of constitutional malice as defined by the U.S. Supreme Court in New York Times v. Sullivan. Between 1982-1983, Judge Treat clerked for the U.S. Supreme Court Justice who wrote the Court’s 1964 opinion in Sullivan – Justice William Brennan.  
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Firm Successfully Resolves Boal v. U.S. Suit Concerning Bergdahl Tapes
December 2016 - After a military prosecutor demanded 25 hours of unedited interviews between Oscar®-winning reporter/filmmaker Mark Boal and Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the Firm sued the Government in July to enjoin enforcement of a subpoena to Boal.   In a resolution with the Government, Boal released only about 15 minutes of the interviews, corresponding to what was already published in the popular podcast Serial, without revealing any confidential material.   The resolution was covered by the Washington Post, Hollywood Reporter and Variety.  
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Jassy Vick Carolan LLP Gets Top Rankings by U.S. News & World Report and Best Law Firms
November 2016 - After a comprehensive peer review process, Jassy Vick Carolan LLP has been named 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 top tier in the same fields in the Los Angeles and San Francisco metropolitan areas.