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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 Named 2020 Southern California “Rising Stars” by Super Lawyers
The firm is pleased to announce that Peter Scott has been selected by Thomson Reuters as a 2020 Southern California “Super Lawyers” Rising Star. 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) 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 Title Insurance Company.  ... 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

March 25th, 2020

The Lawyer's Daily

Kailin Che Featured in The Lawyer’s Daily Article
B.C.’s real estate speculation tax fought in human rights tribunal, courts By Ian Burns (March 18, 2020, 9:04 AM EDT) — British Columbia introduced its real estate speculation and vacancy tax in 2018 to great fanfare, but now it is ... read more

March 19th, 2020

Wall Street Journal

Bill Lalor Quoted in Wall Street Journal on Coronavirus Insurance Litigation
Bill Lalor was recently quoted in Leslie Scism’s Wall Street Journal article “New Orleans Restaurant Kicks Off Coronavirus Insurance Litigation.” In the article, Bill discusses the pressure faced by government officials to broaden coverage in order to aid businesses affected by ... read more

March 13th, 2020

Risk Management Magazine

William Lalor’s Article “COVID-19 Business Interruption Coverage Concerns” Appears in Risk Management Magazine
William Lalor’s article “COVID-19 Business Interruption Coverage Concerns” was published on March 11 in Risk Management Magazine. The article details the various types of business interruption coverage and the differences between them. The article also discusses the challenges that will ... read more

March 11th, 2020

Pitchfork

Bill Lalor Quoted in Pitchfork on Coronavirus
Bill Lalor was recently quoted in Marc Hogan’s Pitchfork article “What Happens When a Music Festival Is Canceled Due to Coronavirus?” In the article, Bill explains that event organizers should already be working on ways to mitigate risk and business ... read more

March 10th, 2020

Washington Post

David Chidekel Quoted in Washington Post
David Chidekel was recently quoted in Sonia Rao’s Washington Post article “Coachella’s delay and SXSW’s cancellation show how coronavirus could make festival season disappear.” The article discusses the impact coronavirus has had on festivals, and how SXSW and Coachella will ... read more

February 24th, 2020

Variety

Bryan Sullivan Quoted in Variety Article on Weinstein Verdict
Bryan Sullivan was recently quoted in Gene Maddaus’s Variety article “Weinstein Guilty Verdict Sends a Message to Victims and Prosecutors.” According to Bryan, the highly publicized case will likely encourage additional prosecutions. “When you have one victory, it fuels the ... read more

February 24th, 2020

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Early Sullivan’s Coverage Determination At Heart of Old Republic’s Summary Judgment Victory
Early Sullivan client Old Republic National Title Insurance Company (“Old Republic”) retained the Firm to handle coverage on a complex mechanic’s lien dispute involving Old Republic’s insured Hall CA-NV, LLC (“Hall”) and the renovation of the famed Cal-Neva Lodge & ... read more

January 15th, 2020

Thomson Reuters

Six Early Sullivan Attorneys Named 2020 Southern California “Super Lawyers”
The firm is pleased to announce that several of its attorneys have been selected by Thomson Reuters as 2020 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 20th, 2019

Deadline

Bryan Sullivan’s Representation of Teresa Chris Literary Agency Covered in Deadline
Deadline recently noted Bryan Sullivan’s representation of the acclaimed Teresa Chris Literary Agency in Enderby Entertainment’s deal to acquire the worldwide rights to Julie Cohen’s novel “The Two Lives of Louis & Louise.” The story, which will be adapted into ... read more

December 20th, 2019

The Real Deal

Scott Gizer Quoted in Real Deal Article
Scott Gizer was recently quoted in Matthew Blake’s Real Deal article “Hadid mansion case has echoes of a Saudi sheikh.” In the article, Scott discusses an ongoing case in which a wealthy homeowner is fighting a judge’s demolition order over ... read more