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November 6th, 2017

Eearly Sullivan Named A “Best Law Firm” By U.S. News & World Report
Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae has been named a “Best Law Firm” by the prestigious ranking guide U.S. News & World Report. The firm received national and regional rankings in the practice areas of “Litigation – Intellectual Property” and “Real ... read more

October 18th, 2017

Law360

Ninth Circuit Rejects En Banc Review Bid in Risinger v. SOC
9th Circ. Won’t Rethink Class Cert. For Private Iraq Guards By Vin Gurrieri Law360, New York (October 17, 2017, 9:15 PM EDT) The full Ninth Circuit on Tuesday let stand its decision that thousands of armed guards at U.S. military ... read more

October 17th, 2017

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California Court of Appeal Affirms Summary Judgment Victory Obtained by Eric Early, William Wright and Kevin Sinclair on Behalf of First American Title Insurance Company
In 1500 Viewsite Terrace, LLC v. Pickford Escrow, Inc., et al., the California Court of Appeal has affirmed the summary judgment victory obtained by Early Sullivan for its client First American Title Insurance Company. In the Viewsite action, the plaintiff/appellant ... read more

October 16th, 2017

Bryan Sullivan Speaks at Vancouver International Film Festival Industry Exchange
Bryan Sullivan spoke at the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) Industry Exchange on October 5, 2017. The presentation, entitled “Demand Your Independence,” covered the ins and outs of funding independent film and TV projects. Bryan brought his expertise as ... read more

October 13th, 2017

Devin McRae Quoted in The Hollywood Reporter, IndieWire and The Wrap on Harvey Weinstein Scandal
Devin McRae was quoted in The Hollywood Reporter, IndieWire and The Wrap regarding Harvey Weinstein’s potential lawsuit against the New York Times, his employment contract with The Weinstein Company, and the use of Hollywood NDAs in cases of felony sex crime allegations. Devin told The Hollywood Reporter “If ... read more

September 1st, 2017

Eight Early Sullivan Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America
Early Sullivan attorneys Eric Early, Bryan Sullivan, Scott Gizer, Devin McRae, Stephen Ma, Christopher Ritter, Sophia Lau and Mary Kaufman have been recognized among the top lawyers in the nation in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, one of ... read more

August 15th, 2017

Scott Gizer and Mary Kaufman Obtain Summary Judgment on Behalf of Sun West
Scott Gizer and Mary Kaufman obtained summary judgment on behalf of client Sun West Mortgage Company in Causey v. Sun West Mortgage Company Inc. The MSJ victory came on Willie J. Causey Jr.’s complaint for declaratory relief and violations of the ... read more

August 2nd, 2017

Lawyers Worldwide Awards Magazine

Early Sullivan Named “Business Litigation Law Firm of the Year” By Lawyers Worldwide Awards Magazine
The firm is pleased to announce it has been named “Business Litigation Law Firm of the Year – USA” in Lawyers Worldwide Awards Magazine’s “Global Leading Lawyers” issue for 2017. The annual issue is created via a global poll of the readership, which ... read more

July 10th, 2017

Bloomberg

Devin McRae Speaks to Bloomberg on Johnny Depp Suit
Devin McRae was recently quoted in Edvard Pettersson’s Bloomberg article “Johnny Depp, Ex-Business Manager Trade Blame for Lost Riches.” In the article, Devin discusses the mismanagement lawsuit between actor Johnny Depp and his former business manager, and opines that the ... read more

July 7th, 2017

Billy Wright Earns Successful Final Judgment on Behalf of First American Title Insurance Company
In Jaisinghani v. U.S. Bank, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. SC125165, Judge Lisa Hart Cole, Billy Wright successfully represented First American Title Insurance Company in connection with the defense of an action brought by a borrower/developer who asserted numerous tort and contract-based claims relating ... read more

June 22nd, 2017

The Wrap

Bryan Sullivan Speaks to The Wrap
Bryan Sullivan was recently quoted in Matt Donnelly’s The Wrap article “‘Han Solo’ Legal Fallout: Will Fired Directors Lord and Miller Keep Their Credit or Residuals?” According to Bryan, the sudden firing of directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller ... read more

June 8th, 2017

Forbes

Bryan Sullivan Appears in Forbes
Bryan Sullivan’s article “Blocked By The President: Are Trump’s Twitter Practices Violating Free Speech?” was published in Forbes on June 7, 2017. In the article, Bryan discusses the First Amendment and how it relates to President Trump’s twitter account. ... read more

June 5th, 2017

Early Sullivan Successfully Defends Warner/Chappell Music Against Breach of Contract Action
In Johnny Gill v. Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. et al., the firm successfully defended Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. against a breach of contract action brought by musician Johnny Gill, relating to the alleged failure to pay songwriting royalties owed to Gill. read more

May 19th, 2017

The Hollywood ReporterVariety

Bryan Sullivan Comments on Roger Ailes’ Death, Pending Litigation Against Fox News
Bryan Sullivan was recently quoted in The Hollywood Reporter and Variety on how the unexpected death of former Fox News CEO could impact the pending harassment lawsuits filed against him and the conservative news network. According to Bryan, not ... read more

May 10th, 2017

Early Sullivan Obtains Dismissal of Action on Behalf of Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
In Pennymac Holdings, LLC v. Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, et al., Case No. A-16-746790-C, Nevada, the Firm represented Fidelity National Title Insurance Company against a lender claiming to have a priority lien. The case arose from Nevada’s controversial homeowners’ association lien priority laws. The Firm’s motion to dismiss ... read more

May 8th, 2017

Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae Named a 2017 Top Litigation Boutique
The firm was recently recognized as a top litigation boutique in Los Angeles by JD Journal. The firm is one of 14 recognized by the Journal as the “best of the best” in LA. “Los Angeles is a great place to ... read more

April 7th, 2017

Bryan Sullivan’s Crisis Management Article Appears in Forbes
Bryan Sullivan’s article “What Daryl Katz’s ‘Sex For Movie Roles’ Lawsuit Teaches Us About Crisis Management” appeared in Forbes’ Legal Entertainment column on April 7, 2017. In the article, Bryan discusses the legal battle between NHL owner Daryl Katz and model ... read more

March 27th, 2017

Business Insider UK

Bryan Sullivan Interviewed by Business Insider UK
Bryan Sullivan was recently the focal point of James Cook’s Business Insider article “A lawyer explains what you should do if your private photos are posted online.” Following the hacks of Emma Watson and other famous actresses earlier this ... read more

March 16th, 2017

The Wrap

Bryan Sullivan Quoted in The Wrap on Snoop Dogg Video
The Wrap recently asked Bryan Sullivan to comment on whether Snoop Dogg could find himself in legal trouble over his “Lavender” music video, in which the rapper shoots a Donald Trump lookalike with a toy gun. According to Bryan, ... read more

March 8th, 2017

Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal

Early Sullivan Obtains Summary Judgment on Behalf of Client in Class Action Insurance Matter
Judge Rules Insurance Premiums Were Reasonable By Justin Kloczko In a case that bucks the trend, a Los Angeles County judge has granted summary judgment to a mortgage lender accused of force-placing insurance policies on its borrowers in exchange for kickbacks. ... read more