WT Wins: 9th Circuit Decision Broadens the ‘Ministerial Exception’ in Lawsuits Brought Against Religious Employers

After obtaining summary judgment at the district court earlier this year in an employment lawsuit, Paul Gaspari, Daniel Zamora, and Ryan Abernethy prevailed in the 9th Circuit appeal to the dismissal. The 9th Circuit’s judgment sets favorable precedent for religious employers as it broadly applies the ministerial exception under the US Constitution and the Religious Exemption under the Fair Employment and Housing Act.

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WT Deals: Paramount+ Orders Crime Drama Series "Happy Face"

Paramount+ is ordering the TV adaptation of the hit true-crime podcast series Happy Face. 

The podcast series was created by Weintraub client Melissa Jesperson-Moore and produced in partnership with iHeart Media. Jesperson-Moore discovered at 15 that her father was the serial murderer known as the Happy Face Killer, which the podcast–and her book, Shattered Silence–detail.

Ms. Jesperson-Moore is represented by Weintraub Tobin attorney Shaun Gordon.

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Weintraub Tobin Ranked in U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2022 “Best Law Firms”

Weintraub has been recognized with numerous rankings in the 2022 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” The tiered rankings are assigned to law firm practice groups by metropolitan area. Thousands of firms are considered and reviewed nationwide through a detailed evaluation process before U.S. News and Best Lawyers® make selections for “Best Law Firms” rankings. The complete list is published on the U.S.

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WT Wins: Court Issues Permanent Injunction in DTSA and CFAA Case

Shauna Correia and Jessica Corpuz represented our client in federal court in a case under the Defend Trade Secrets Act and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The client is a major supplier of electronic package storage lockers throughout North America.  The defendant was a former employee who had refused to return company-owned computers and copies of our client’s sensitive data after he quit. Worse, he had threatened to leak the company’s confidential information,

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Jacqueline Simonovich in San Francisco Attorney Magazine: BASF Book Club Review - The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Delila Harris

Jacqueline Simonovich serves on the Bar Association of San Francisco Barristers Club Diversity and Inclusion Committee and runs the Committee’s Book Club. Jacqueline drafted a review of the Book Club’s most recent book, The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Delila Harris, for the Fall 2021 edition of San Francisco Attorney Magazine.  The article also includes a link to choose the Book Club’s next pick.

Zakiya Delila Harris’ The Other Black Girl,

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WT Clients: Sotheby’s Presents The Amazing Collection of Ricky Jay

On October 27 & 28 2021, Sotheby’s presented The Ricky Jay Collection, a miraculous and exacting tour through the history of the unusual and how it has captivated and inspired for centuries.  A video preview of the auction can be viewed here.  From Sotheby’s:

Magician, actor, scholar, author: the range of Ricky Jay’s accomplishments were as varied as are the formats and subjects of the material in his celebrated Collection: books,

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WT Clients: Cheech Marin Reprises His Role as Joe Dominguez in "Nash Bridges" Revival

Nash Bridges Movie Onesheet with photos of Cheech Marin and Don JohnsonUSA Network premieres its two-hour film “Nash Bridges” on Saturday, Nov. 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The film brings back original cast members Don Johnson and Cheech Marin as elite investigators for the San Francisco Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit.

Produced by Village Roadshow Television, the film was written by Bill Chais and directed by Greg Beeman.  It is based on the original series created by Carlton Cuse, which originally ran for six seasons (1996-2001) on CBS.

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