News

November 19th, 2021

Forbes, Yahoo! Finance

Bryan Sullivan Examines Astroworld Liability For Travis Scott and Others In Forbes and Yahoo! Finance
In a recent article for Forbes entitled “Astroworld’s Legal Fallout: What’s At Risk For Travis Scott And Live Nation?” Bryan Sullivan examines the liability of Scott, Drake, Live Nation Entertainment Inc., and other defendants after the Astroworld tragedy. With a ... read more

November 4th, 2021

U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers

Early Sullivan Named a 2022 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report
Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae has been named a 2022 “Best Law Firm” by the prestigious ranking guide U.S. News & World Report. The firm received national and metropolitan rankings in the practice areas of “Entertainment Law – Music, ... read more

October 29th, 2021

Forbes

Bryan Sullivan Examines Who Could Be Held Legally Responsible for ‘Rust’ Shooting in Article Published by Forbes
In an article recently published by Forbes, Bryan Sullivan sheds light on who could be held liable for the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and the injuries sustained by director Joel Souza after the accidental shooting that took place on ... read more

October 28th, 2021

Early Sullivan Prevails in Jury Trial Regarding Restaurant Sale
Scott Gizer obtained a unanimous verdict in favor of Early Sullivan client Dion Rottman following a two-week jury trial in Los Angeles. The lawsuit arose out of the sale of a West Hollywood restaurant by defendant Michael Kesler to Mr. ... read more

October 19th, 2021

Forbes

Bryan Sullivan’s “Cher Claims ‘I Got You Babe,’ Sues Mary Bono For Share Of Royalties” Published in Forbes
In an article published by Forbes, Bryan Sullivan examines the issues in a legal battle between Cher, Mary Bono (Sonny Bono’s widow), and the late singer’s Estate. In the piece, Bryan dissects Cher’s lawsuit against Mary Bono and The Estate, ... read more

October 14th, 2021

The Hollywood Reporter

Bryan Sullivan Reps AJ Mendez in ViacomCBS/Women of Wrestling Distribution Deal
ViacomCBS has signed an exclusive multi-year distribution deal with WOW – Women of Wrestling that will provide the women’s wrestling league with distribution opportunities across the U.S. and abroad. ViacomCBS plans to air past seasons of WOW on its CW ... read more

October 5th, 2021

The Associated Press, TMZ, RadarOnline

Early Sullivan Secures Major Victory for Shannen Doherty in Woolsey Fire Case
Early Sullivan scored a major victory for client Shannen Doherty in a lawsuit filed against State Farm insurance company, which refused to pay for repairs, following the 2018 Woolsey fire, under a policy on Ms. Doherty’s Malibu home. After an ... read more

October 1st, 2021

Forbes

Bryan Sullivan’s Article “Disney Fights For Rights To Popular Marvel Characters” Published in Forbes
In an article published by Forbes on October 1, 2021, Bryan Sullivan examines the copyright issues at stake in the latest legal battle between Marvel Studios’ owner, The Walt Disney Company, and the co-creators of several popular Marvel characters. In ... read more

September 30th, 2021

Benchmark Litigation

Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae Named in Benchmark Litigation’s 2022 Guide
Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae has been named a top entertainment law firm for 2022 by prestigious ranking guide Benchmark Litigation. Each year, Benchmark Litigation selectively honors top law firms in California doing cutting-edge work in their fields and ... read more

September 24th, 2021

Forbes

Bryan Sullivan’s Article “Trump’s Latest Lawsuit Against New York Times Et Al. Likely To Fail Bigly” Published in Forbes
Bryan Sullivan recently published an article in Forbes detailing a new lawsuit filed by former President Donald Trump against The New York Times, several of its reporters, and his niece, Mary Trump. The lawsuit is centered around thousands of pages ... read more

August 30th, 2021

L.A. Times B2B Publishing Business of Law Magazine

Devin McRae Recognized as 2021 “Visionary” by L.A. Times B2B Publishing Business of Law Magazine
The firm is pleased to note that Devin McRae was selected to appear in the L.A. Times B2B Publishing Business of Law Magazine as a 2021 “Visionary.” This designation is reserved for extraordinary attorneys who are demonstrating leadership within their ... read more

August 27th, 2021

The Hollywood Reporter, Forbes

Bryan Sullivan Examines ‘Nevermind’ Album Cover Lawsuit for The Hollywood Reporter, Forbes
Bryan Sullivan recently provided insight to The Hollywood Reporter and Forbes on the newly filed lawsuit against Nirvana over the cover of its 1991 album “Nevermind.” The lawsuit, filed by the man who appeared as an infant on the iconic ... read more

August 19th, 2021

Best Lawyers in America

Nine Early Sullivan Attorneys Named “Best Lawyers in America;” One Named to “Best Lawyers – Ones to Watch”
Early Sullivan attorneys Eric Altoon, Eric Early, David A. Giannotti, Scott E. Gizer, Sophia S. Lau, Stephen Y. Ma, Devin A. McRae, Christopher I. Ritter, and Bryan M. Sullivan have been recognized among the top lawyers in the nation in ... read more

July 29th, 2021

IndieWire, Yahoo! Finance, TheWrap

Devin McRae Speaks to IndieWire, TheWrap and Yahoo! Finance About Scarlett Johansson’s Groundbreaking Lawsuit Against Disney
In the latest example of how COVID-19 has dramatically altered the landscape of the entertainment industry, actress Scarlett Johansson has filed suit against Disney, alleging that the studio broke its contract with her (and drastically reduced her earnings potential) by ... read more

July 12th, 2021

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Devin McRae Named to Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2021 “Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Attorneys” List
Name partner Devin McRae has been named to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s list of “Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Lawyers” for 2021. Devin was recognized for his recent successful matters, including the representation of Shannen Doherty in her ... read more

July 8th, 2021

Forbes 

Bryan Sullivan’s Article “Donald Trump Sues Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, CEOs In Latest Social Media Battle” Published in Forbes
Bryan Sullivan’s article on former president Donald Trump’s class-action lawsuits against Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, and their CEOs, Jack Dorsey, Mark Zuckerberg, and Sundar Pichai, was published to Forbes on July 8, 2021. In the article, Bryan examines the details ... read more

July 8th, 2021

Forbes

Bryan Sullivan’s Article “Amazon, Netflix, And Major Hollywood Studios File Massive Suit Against Rogue Copyright Infringer Jason Tusa” Published In Forbes
In an article published by Forbes on July 8, 2021, Bryan Sullivan examines a new copyright infringement lawsuit filed by Amazon, Netflix, and studios including Warner Brothers, Universal, Sony, Columbia, Disney, and Paramount against serial copyright infringer Jason Tusa. In ... read more

July 7th, 2021

Deadline

Deadline Covers Early Sullivan Client Enderby Entertainment’s Premiere of New Film on NFT Platform
Bryan Sullivan recently represented Enderby Entertainment in a deal to premiere the film “No Contact,” starring Anthony Hopkins, on the new NFT (non-fungible token) platform Vuele this summer. The deal is being reported as possibly the first time a full-length ... read more

July 1st, 2021

Yahoo! Finance

Devin McRae Quoted in Yahoo! Finance on the Future of Bill Cosby’s Sitcom Empire
Devin McRae spoke with Yahoo! Finance about the future of Bill Cosby’s television sitcom empire now that Pennsylvania’s highest court has overturned the comedian’s sexual assault conviction. In the article, entitled “Overturned Cosby conviction ‘far from an exoneration’ with $400M ... read more

June 26th, 2021

Yahoo! News, Business Insider 

Eric D. Anderson Featured in Yahoo! News and Business Insider on Derek Chauvin Sentencing
Eric D. Anderson, the firm’s senior trial counsel, spoke to Yahoo! News and Business Insider about the sentencing of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. In the Yahoo! piece, Eric, a former prosecutor, gave ... read more

June 16th, 2021

Delaware Valley Journal 

Bryan Sullivan Quoted in the Delaware Valley Journal on Potential Legal Issues of Post-Pandemic Worklife
Bryan Sullivan was recently asked by Delaware Valley Journal to provide comment on the legal problems that could arise as employees return to the office post-pandemic, especially with a wave of workforce changes taking place. Bryan shared that while there’s ... read more

June 10th, 2021

Yahoo! Finance

Bryan Sullivan Sheds Light on “Bachelor” Payout Battle in Yahoo! Finance
Bryan Sullivan was recently interviewed by Yahoo! Finance regarding Chris Harrison’s departure from “The Bachelor” franchise and the potential for a high payout. After serving as host of the “Bachelor” television series for nearly 20 years, Harrison’s exit was prompted ... read more

June 8th, 2021

Peter Scott Named 2021 Southern California Rising Stars By “Super Lawyers”
The firm is pleased to announce that Peter Scott, yet again, has been named by Thomson Reuters as a 2021 Southern California “Super Lawyers” Rising Star. The Rising Stars distinction honors attorneys that are under the age of 40 in ... read more

May 27th, 2021

Yahoo! Life

Early Sullivan Client Emma Hernan Featured in Yahoo! Article on “Selling Sunset”
Bryan Sullivan recently represented Emma Hernan in her deal to become one of the newest cast members and real estate agents featured in the Netflix reality TV hit “Selling Sunset.” Hernan will join fellow new cast member Vanessa Villela, as ... read more

May 15th, 2021

New York Times

Early Sullivan’s Lawsuit Against Il Divo Member Sébastien Izambard Covered by the New York Times, Cites “Coercive Control”
A recent New York Times article entitled, “Il Divo Tenor’s Ex-Wife Sues Him, Citing Sexual and Physical Abuse,” details the claims brought by Devin McRae’s client Renée Izambard against Il Divo member Sébastien Izambard. Renee’s allegations uncover Sébastien’s historical behavior ... read more

April 21st, 2021

Deadline

Deadline Covers Early Sullivan’s Representation of “47 Ronin” Sequel Screenwriters
Bryan Sullivan recently represented “Lucifer” actress Aimee Garcia and New York Times bestselling author AJ Mendez in their deal to write the upcoming untitled “47 Ronin” sequel for Universal 1440 Entertainment. The film, set to be directed by Ron Yuan ... read more

April 15th, 2021

The New York Times, Fox News, NY Daily News, Pioneer Press

Eric D. Anderson Offers Insight on Derek Chauvin Trial for the New York Times, Fox News, Pioneer Press and NY Daily News
Eric D. Anderson, the firm’s senior trial counsel, spoke to the New York Times, Fox News, Pioneer Press and NY Daily News regarding the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd. In ... read more

April 8th, 2021

Variety

David Chidekel Honored in Variety’s 2021 “Legal Impact Report”
The firm is pleased to announce that David Chidekel was recently named to Variety’s coveted “Legal Impact Report” for 2021. The annual list profiles the top litigators, transactional and in-house attorneys in the entertainment business. David was recognized for his ... read more

April 6th, 2021

Yahoo! Finance

Devin McRae Quoted Extensively in Yahoo! Finance on “Real Housewives” Star’s Wire Fraud, Money Laundering Charges
Devin McRae was recently interviewed by Yahoo! Finance on “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” star Jen Shah’s recent arrest on wire fraud and money laundering charges, and whether flaunting a lavish lifestyle on reality TV could lead prosecutors to ... read more

April 6th, 2021

TheWrap

Bryan Sullivan Opines on Elon Musk’s Appointment to Endeavor Board for TheWrap
Bryan Sullivan was recently asked by TheWrap to comment on why Endeavor’s decision to tap billionaire tech entrepreneur Elon Musk as its newest board member could be advantageous, both to Endeavor and to Musk. In Bryan’s opinion, Musk’s past successes ... read more

April 5th, 2021

Billboard

David Chidekel Featured in Billboard’s 2021 List of “Top Music Lawyers”
The firm would like to congratulate David Chidekel on being named to Billboard’s prestigious “Top Music Lawyers” list for 2021. The highly competitive annual list features attorneys who have handled the biggest legal battles and deals in the music and ... read more

March 16th, 2021

The Hollywood Reporter

Early Sullivan’s Representation of “Blacklight” Screenwriter Covered in The Hollywood Reporter
Devin McRae and Zachary Gidding recently filed a complaint on behalf of Federal Trade Commission attorney and first-time screenwriter Nick May, which alleges that “Ozark” co-creator Mark Williams wrongfully claimed a writing credit on the upcoming Liam Neeson film “Blacklight.” ... read more

March 16th, 2021

The Hollywood Reporter

Bryan Sullivan Quoted in The Hollywood Reporter on Harassment Claims and the Extent of Government Reach
Bryan Sullivan was recently quoted in Ashley Cullins’ Hollywood Reporter article “‘Criminal Minds’ Dispute Raises Questions About Government Reach.” The article discusses California’s Department of Fair Employment & Housing (DFEH) complaint alleging that Disney had enabled director of photography Gregory ... read more

March 11th, 2021

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Early Sullivan’s Coverage Determination On Behalf Of Old Republic Affirmed On Appeal
The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld Early Sullivan’s coverage determination, involving a complex mechanic’s lien dispute, on behalf of client Old Republic National Title Insurance Company (“Old Republic”). At the center of the dispute was ... read more

February 26th, 2021

Bryan Sullivan a Panelist for a Program at the 2021 ICPHSO Annual Symposium
Bryan Sullivan was a panelist for “Customization: The Key to Best Practices and Unique Approaches When Evaluating Consumer Product Safety” at The International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization’s 2021 annual symposium. The Annual Symposium features sessions that include discussion ... read more

February 16th, 2021

Forbes

David Chidekel Writes on the State of Broadway for Forbes
David Chidekel’s article “Broadway: Broken Or Business As Usual?” was published by Forbes on February 16, 2021. In the article, David discusses the current challenges facing the live theatre industry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. David offers his ... read more

February 10th, 2021

Forbes

David Chidekel Writes on the Future of Live Events for Forbes
David Chidekel’s article “The Future Of Live Events: AR, VR, And Advertising” was published by Forbes on February 9, 2021. In the piece, David discusses the impact of the pandemic on the live events industry and takes a look at ... read more

February 9th, 2021

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times Calls On David Chidekel to Comment on the Triller and Universal Music Group Pay Dispute
David Chidekel recently offered insight to Wendy Lee for her Los Angeles Times article “Universal Music Group removes music from streaming app Triller over pay dispute.” The article covers the ongoing pay dispute between Triller and Universal Music Group, causing ... read more

January 28th, 2021

Forbes

Bryan Sullivan Writes on “Deplatforming” of Parler, Trump for Forbes
Bryan Sullivan’s article “Amazon And Twitter “Deplatforming” Parler And Trump; Is It Legal?” was published in Forbes on January 28, 2021. In the piece, Bryan discusses the legal questions around First Amendment violations and antitrust claims levied in the wake ... read more

January 21st, 2021

Thomson Reuters

Six Early Sullivan Attorneys Named 2021 Southern California “Super Lawyers”
The firm is pleased to announce that several of its attorneys have been selected by Thomson Reuters as 2021 Southern California “Super Lawyers.” The “Super Lawyers” distinction is given annually to the nation’s most outstanding attorneys, based on peer recognition, ... read more

December 16th, 2020

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times Article on Hollywood Agents, WGA Dispute Features David Chidekel
David Chidekel was recently quoted in Wendy Lee’s Los Angeles Times piece “Why agents are becoming managers as WGA fight drags on,” which describes how many talent agents reevaluating their career choices amid rising tensions over a Writers Guild of ... read more

December 14th, 2020

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California Court Of Appeal Affirms Demurrer Victory Obtained By William Wright on Behalf of First American Title Insurance Company
In Pak v. First American Title Insurance Company, the Court of Appeal has affirmed a demurrer ruling obtained by Early Sullivan for its client First American Title Insurance Company. The Pak case concerned claims for breach of title policy and bad ... read more

December 10th, 2020

Forbes

David Chidekel Writes on Bob Dylan’s Catalog Sale for Forbes
David Chidekel’s article “The Times They Are A-Changin’- Bob Dylan’s Catalog Sale to Universal May Be The Answer That Has Been Blowin’ In The Wind” was recently published in Forbes. In the article, David discusses Bob Dylan’s recent catalog sale ... read more

November 25th, 2020

TheWrap

Bryan Sullivan Speaks to TheWrap About Executive Departures in the Entertainment Industry
TheWrap asked Bryan Sullivan to comment on the entertainment industry’s recent slew of high-ranking executive departures during the pandemic. In Bryan’s opinion, a time of crisis can offer an opportunity to people at that level to “take initiative and responsibility.” ... read more

November 5th, 2020

Early Sullivan Named a 2021 “Best Law Firm” By U.S. News & World Report
Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae has been named a 2021 “Best Law Firm” by the prestigious ranking guide U.S. News & World Report. The firm received national and metropolitan rankings in the practice areas of “Litigation – Intellectual Property”, ... read more

November 4th, 2020

Los Angeles Business Journal

Scott Gizer Named Among Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2020 “Leaders in Law” Nominees
The firm is pleased to note that Scott Gizer was once again selected as a nominee for the Los Angeles Business Journal‘s prestigious “Leaders in Law” list. Each year, the list recognizes the accomplishments of leading attorneys and firms within ... read more

October 27th, 2020

Deadline

Early Sullivan Client Enters Agreement with Sony Pictures Entertainment
Early Sullivan client Jeff Friday Media recently entered into an agreement with Sony Pictures Entertainment for first access to American Black Film Festival Titles. David Chidekel negotiated the multi-year deal, which will let Sony have first consideration for narrative feature ... read more

October 27th, 2020

Forbes

Bryan Sullivan Writes on Legal Issues for Entertainment Production During COVID-19
Bryan Sullivan’s article “Legal Issues For Film/TV Production In The Age of COVID” was published in Forbes on October 27, 2020. In the piece, Bryan discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the entertainment industry. He discusses some of the ... read more

Early Sullivan Client Chris Whipple’s New Book Featured by New York Times Book Review
It is always a pleasure to see our clients succeed and recognized for their work. Early Sullivan is proud to represent and support our client Chris Whipple, whose book “The Spymasters: How the CIA Directors Shape History and the Future” is ... read more

September 14th, 2020

Los Angeles Times

Bryan Sullivan Quoted in Los Angeles Times Article on TikTok, and Trump Administration Executive Orders’ Impact on Employees
Bryan Sullivan was recently quoted in Wendy Lee’s Los Angeles Times article ”’I am part of the collateral damage’: Trump’s TikTok battle creates nightmare for some tech workers.” In the article Wendy discusses some of the problems facing workers for the social media ... read more

August 27th, 2020

Peace Arch News

Kailin Che Interviewed by Breakfast Television and Quoted in Peace Arch “Back-to-School COVID Lawsuit” Article
Kailin Che was recently quoted in Tracy Holmes’ Peace Arch News article regarding a lawsuit filed in White Rock, British Columbia over the province’s back-to-school plan. The article “White Rock dad files suit against health, education ministries over back-to-school COVID plan” details ... read more

August 24th, 2020

Los Angeles Times

Bryan Sullivan Quoted in Los Angeles Times Article Regarding TikTok’s Lawsuit Against the Trump Administration
Bryan Sullivan was recently quoted in Wendy Lee’s Los Angeles Times article “TikTok sues Trump administration, calls ban unconstitutional.” The article details TikTok’s lawsuit, which states that the executive order against TikTok and its parent company is unconstitutional. The article ... read more

August 21st, 2020

Santa Monica Daily Press

Early Sullivan Representing Brandy Melville Canada In Contentious Litigation
The firm is currently representing the Canadian licensees of clothing brand Brandy Melville against Brandy Melville USA in a newly filed lawsuit, which alleges unfair business practices emanating from racist policies at the company. According to the suit, the Santa ... read more

August 20th, 2020

The Best Lawyers in America

Eight Early Sullivan Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America; One Named to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
Early Sullivan attorneys Eric Early, Bryan Sullivan, Scott Gizer, Devin McRae, Sophia Lau, Stephen Ma, Christopher Ritter, and David Giannotti have been recognized among the top lawyers in the nation in the 2021 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America,” ... read more

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

Sampling of pending and resolved matters

Early Sullivan Prevails in Jury Trial Regarding Restaurant Sale
Scott Gizer obtained a unanimous verdict in favor of Early Sullivan client Dion Rottman following a two-week jury trial in Los Angeles. The lawsuit arose out of the sale of a West Hollywood restaurant by defendant Michael Kesler to Mr. Rottman. It was alleged that Mr. Kesler failed to disclose a restriction that affected the ability to operate a restaurant at the location at issue, resulting in a loss of value for the restaurant. Mr. Kesler denied knowing about the restriction, but Scott was able to convince the jury otherwise, and as a result, Mr. Rottman was awarded full damages for the lost value.

Bryan Sullivan Reps AJ Mendez in ViacomCBS/Women of Wrestling Distribution Deal
ViacomCBS has signed an exclusive multi-year distribution deal with WOW - Women of Wrestling that will provide the women’s wrestling league with distribution opportunities across the U.S. and abroad. ViacomCBS plans to air past seasons of WOW on its CW Seed and Pluto TV platforms beginning in December of 2021, with new episodes launching in weekend syndication later in 2022. As part of the deal, former WWE Champion AJ Mendez, represented by Bryan Sullivan, will provide commentary during each broadcast. She will also serve as an executive producer. Mendez is the author of Crazy Is My Superpower and is best known for her time in WWE under the ring name AJ Lee. Read more about the deal in The Hollywood Reporter.

Early Sullivan Secures Major Victory for Shannen Doherty in Woolsey Fire Case
Early Sullivan scored a major victory for client Shannen Doherty in a lawsuit filed against State Farm insurance company, which refused to pay for repairs, following the 2018 Woolsey fire, under a policy on Ms. Doherty’s Malibu home. After an intense legal battle during which Doherty revealed that she had stage 4 terminal cancer, a federal jury in Los Angeles awarded Doherty $6.3 million to cover damages to her home and personal property, emotional distress, and attorneys’ fees. Lead trial counsel Devin McRae and partners Peter Scott and Lisa Boswell tried the case, with support from associate Cory Ray. After the trial, Devin commented: "We thank the members of the jury for their thoughtful consideration of Shannen's case.” He continued, "We are happy they saw the case the way we do. This should send a message to State Farm and other institutions that they should not forget they are dealing with human beings." Hundreds of outlets covered the victory including The Associated Press, TMZ, and RadarOnline.