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August 10th, 2020

Forbes

Bryan Sullivan Writes on TikTok, WeChat Executive Orders for Forbes
Bryan Sullivan’s article “Executive Orders Banning TikTok (ByteDance) And WeChat (Tencent Holdings) Could Disrupt More Than You Think” was published in Forbes on August 10, 2020. In the article, Bryan discusses the legal implications of the orders, which ban “transactions” ... read more

August 7th, 2020

Forbes

Bryan Sullivan Writes on Entertainment Companies Reopening for Forbes
Bryan Sullivan’s article “In The Face Of The Covid Pandemic, Entertainment Enterprises Look For Guidance To Reopen” was published in Forbes on August 7, 2020. In the article, Bryan discusses the challenges faced by entertainment businesses navigating the guidelines imposed by state, ... read more

August 6th, 2020

Sophia Lau Quoted in Daily Journal Article about the Passing of William F. Rylaarsdam
Sophia Lau was recently quoted in Malcolm Maclachlan’s Daily Journal article “William F. Rylaarsdam, 1937-2020.” The article celebrates the life of the retired justice of the 4th District Court of Appeal, Division Three, who passed away on Monday, August 3rd, 2020. In ... read more

July 29th, 2020

Early Sullivan Attorneys File Notice of Application for Mandatory Mask Rules
Kailin Che and Lawrence Wong recently filed a notice of application on behalf of Dr. Wei Li, a family doctor in Burnaby, British Columbia. The application, filed in B.C. Supreme Court, calls for Health Minister Adrian Dix to halt Phase ... read more

July 28th, 2020

Early Sullivan Prevails on Demurrer on Behalf of Stewart Title of California
Early Sullivan partners Billy Wright and Christopher Ritter recently prevailed on demurrer on behalf of client Stewart Title of California, Inc. (STCA).  The demurrer to the complaint, largely based on Markowitz v. Fidelity Nat. Title Co., 142 Cal.App.4th 528 (2006), ... read more

July 27th, 2020

Billboard

David Chidekel Named to Billboard’s 2020 List of “Top Music Lawyers”
The firm would like to congratulate David Chidekel for being selected to Billboard’s prestigious “Top Music Lawyers” list for 2020. Billboard highlighted Chidekel’s work in creating a new venture for SKUxchange to provide services for music distributors and retailers during the COVID-19 ... read more

July 27th, 2020

David Chidekel Quoted in Billboard Article – Deep Dive: “Gaming: Music’s Next Big Play”
David Chidekel was recently quoted in Claudia Rosenbaum’s Billboard article “From Music Star To Avatar: Tech-Savvy Lawyers Share Tips For Negotiating Artist Appearances In Video Games.” The piece discusses the crossover between the music and gaming industries, focusing on how artists can ... read more

July 13th, 2020

Los Angeles Business Journal

Eric Early Named to Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Lawyers” List
Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae LLP is proud to announce that our firm’s Managing Partner Eric Early has been named to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s list of “Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Lawyers” for 2020. Eric was ... read more

June 29th, 2020

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Early Sullivan Prevails in Breach of Contract/Bad Faith Case for Client Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Sophia Lau recently prevailed on appeal in Ifeoma Ukoha v. Provident Title Company, et al., a breach of contract/bad faith case, on behalf of client Stewart Title Guaranty Company (“STGC”). Plaintiff Ifeoma Ukoha purchased an apartment building that was later lost to ... read more

June 24th, 2020

Forbes

Bryan Sullivan Writes on Sherlock Holmes Intellectual Property Lawsuit for Forbes
Bryan Sullivan’s article “‘Enola Holmes’ Netflix Movie At The Center Of New Copyright, Trademark Infringement Lawsuit By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Estate” was published on Forbes on June 24, 2020. In the article, Bryan discusses some of the history surrounding the ... read more

June 22nd, 2020

Forbes

Bryan Sullivan Writes on Morals Clauses and the First Amendment for Forbes
Bryan Sullivan’s article “Morals Clauses And The First Amendment In The Social Media Age: Freedom Of Speech Does Not Mean Freedom From Consequences” was published on Forbes on June 22, 2020. In the article, Bryan discusses the importance of morals clauses ... read more

June 9th, 2020

Peter Scott and Kevin Sinclair Named 2020 Southern California “Rising Stars” by Super Lawyers
The firm is pleased to announce that Peter Scott and Kevin Sinclair have been selected by Thomson Reuters as 2020 Southern California “Super Lawyers” Rising Stars. The “Rising Stars” distinction honors attorneys under the age of 40 in the Southern California region ... read more

May 8th, 2020

Variety

Early Sullivan’s Representation of Lionsgate Covered in Variety
The firm currently represents Lionsgate in its newly filed lawsuit against Starline Tours over a branded tour of the locations in “La La Land,” the 2016 musical starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. According to the suit, the Hollywood tour ... read more

May 6th, 2020

Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal

Scott Gizer Quoted in Daily Journal Article about Loan Deferments During COVID-19
Scott Gizer was recently quoted in Carter Stoddard’s Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal article “Bankruptcy attorneys concerned about whether loan deferments will help landlord clients.” The article discusses landlords and the decisions they must make regarding mortgage payments. Scott commented ... read more

April 29th, 2020

Forbes

Bryan Sullivan Writes on WGA, Talent Agencies Packaging Fees Case for Forbes
Bryan Sullivan’s article “Hollywood Talent Agencies Claim The WGA Case Challenging Packaging Fees Was Leveled By Courts” was published on Forbes on April 28, 2020. In the article, Bryan discusses the decision that was issued on April 27, 2020 by United ... read more

April 23rd, 2020

Risk Management Magazine

William Lalor’s Article Appears in Risk Management Magazine
William Lalor’s article “Insurers Face COVID-19 Business Interruption Coverage Uncertainty” was published on April 22, 2020 in Risk Management Magazine. The article discusses the uncertainty facing insurers related to business interruption (BI) coverage issues. The article states that standard exclusions, ... read more

April 11th, 2020

Forbes

Bryan Sullivan Writes on Fox News Lawsuit Over COVID-19 Coverage for Forbes
Bryan Sullivan’s article “Fox News Faces Lawsuit For Calling COVID-19 A ‘Hoax’” was published on Forbes on April 10, 2020. In the article, Bryan discusses the pending litigation filed by a nonprofit group, Washington League for Increased Transparency and Ethics (WASHLITE). ... read more

April 10th, 2020

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Early Sullivan Prevails in Breach of Policy/Bad Faith Case on Behalf of Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
Christopher Ritter (with the involvement of William Wright and Kevin Sinclair) prevailed on summary judgment for the Firm’s client Fidelity National Title Insurance Company against PennyMac in the action entitled, PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust Holding I, LLC v. Fidelity National ... read more

March 30th, 2020

Forbes

Bryan Sullivan Writes on Byron Allen Discrimination Case for Forbes
Bryan Sullivan’s articles “Byron Allen Loses Racial Discrimination Supreme Court Case” and “Byron Allen Racial Discrimination Case To Be Considered” were published on Forbes on March 23 and March 30, 2020. In both articles, Bryan discusses the decision that was reached in ... read more

March 30th, 2020

TheWrap

David Chidekel Quoted in TheWrap
David Chidekel was recently quoted in Trey Williams’s TheWrap article “Why Agencies Fight for Package Fees Even as Streaming Diminishes Their Value.” The article discusses streaming and the changing relevance and value of packaging fees in Hollywood. With the rise of platforms ... read more