WT Wins: Published Opinion Protects Survivors of Domestic Violence

Weintraub attorney Brendan J. Begley recently convinced the California Court of Appeal that a person who obtains a Domestic-Violence Restraining Order (“DVRO”) against an abusive person can have a trial court renew that order once it is about to expire even if the restrained person’s appeal from the original DVRO remains pending at that time.  (In re Marriage of Carlisle (2021) 60 Cal.App.5th 244, 246.)  Generally, once an appeal is filed in state court,

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WT Wins: Rappers, Twitter, and Anti-SLAPP

Weintraub attorney Brendan J. Begley recently prevailed in defeating an anti-SLAPP motion that was filed by rapper and actress Jean Deaux (aka Zoi Harris) against fashion designer Briana Shanee Wilson (owner of Matte Brand) in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. 20STCV26280.  Wilson had sued Harris alleging defamation and infliction of emotional distress stemming from Harris’s twitter posts claiming that Wilson had cyberstalked her due to the parties’ mutual friendship with another rap artist,

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WT Deals: Tommy Schlamme to Develop “This Is How They Tell Me The World Ends” Drama Series at FX Network

FX Network is adapting the newly released nonfiction book written by cybersecurity reporter Nicole Perlroth. The series is being developed by Tommy Schlamme from The West Wing. The book is about the history of cyberwarfare and how the United States became vulnerable to attack.

The drama series is being executive produced by  Schlamme along with Julie deJoie. Screenwriters Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani will also exec produce, and Perlroth is slated to be a producer on the project.

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WT Deals: Cheech Marin Signed on to Lionsgate Action-Comedy, "Shotgun Wedding"

Cheech Marin will be part of an upcoming Lionsgate action-comedy, Shotgun Wedding, also starring Lenny Kravitz, Jennifer Lopez, and Josh Duhamel. Jason Moore is directing the film and it is slated to start production this month. D’arcy Carden, Selena Tan, Desmin Borges, and Alex Mallari have also signed on for the film. The screenplay is about a couple who take their very opinionated families to an ultimate destination wedding and the wedding party is taken hostage.

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Weintraub Tobin Joins the Sacramento Legal Employers Diversity Collaborative

Sacramento, CA (February 2, 2021) – Weintraub Tobin, a leading California full-service law firm, is pleased to announce that it has joined the Sacramento Legal Employers Diversity Collaborative. The initiative, spearheaded by the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, involves a group of local, national, and international law firms, state agencies, public defenders, and district attorneys committed to ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion at law schools and in the legal profession.

The Sacramento Legal Employers Diversity Collaborative is comprised of four main components: a pathway pipeline project focused on outreach to young people in underprivileged and diverse communities to teach them about a possible career in law;

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Anders L. Bostrom Joins Weintraub Tobin

Weintraub is pleased to welcome Anders L. Bostrom to our Litigation Practice Group. Anders helps clients achieve their desired outcomes as either plaintiffs or defendants. He handles a wide variety of matters, including contract, real estate, and partnership disputes, as well as trade secret, copyright, and trademark cases.

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WT Deals: 'Sesame Street' Documentary to Debut on HBO in 2021

HBO Documentary films debuts Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street in 2021. The documentary has been in the works for 5 years and is about the iconic show Sesame Street, which first aired in the 1960s. Street Gang focuses on the first two decades of the groundbreaking show, specifically how it interpreted radical changes in society while entertaining and educating children.

HBO Documentary Films presents a Macrocosm Entertainment production in association with the Exchange,

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