In the News

Jonathan Massey argued before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on behalf of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection in an important case involving the Pennsylvania Clean Streams Law. See news coverage of the representation here.

Christopher May commented on a proposed Maryland state law creating a rate-setting commission for pharmaceuticals. See new coverage of the bill and Christopher’s comments here.

Massey & Gail LLP files suit in federal court in Chicago challenging an illegal Illinois handout to nuclear power that improperly invades federal authority and unconstitutionally interferes with interstate commerce. Coverage of the suit may be found here and here. A press release regarding the lawsuit may be found here.

Jonathan Massey convinced the Third Circuit, sitting en banc, to reverse a panel decision and to issue a unanimous opinion reviving the claims of farm workers in Central and South America injured by pesticides banned for use in the U.S. in Tobias Chavez, et al v. Dole Food Company Inc, et al, Case No. 13-4144 (3d Cir.). Recent news coverage of the ruling may be found here.

Jonathan Massey named a 2017 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer. Super Lawyers selects attorneys based on peer nominations and evaluations, combined with independent research, and each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Massey & Gail successful trial defense against class action in Schramm v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., No. 2:09-cv-09442 (C.D. Cal.), reported in Daily Journal Verdicts & Settlements. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed the trial court's decision. The Massey & Gail team of Jonathan Massey, Leonard Gail, and Marc Goldman defended the Massey & Gail trial victory on appeal.

Jonathan Massey and Laurence Tribe submit White Paper to the FCC on behalf of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, CTIA, and USTelecom stating that the commission's broadband privacy proposal threatens speech rights. National news coverage can be found here.

Jonathan Massey, serving as counsel of record in the Supreme Court for Ed O’Bannon Jr. and a class of current and former college athletes challenging the NCAA's “no-compensation” rule, which is an agreement in restraint of trade in violation of the Sherman Act, has been in the national news for filing a “masterful” cert petition. See here and here. Other news articles discuss the representation here, here, here, here, and here.

Jonathan Massey and Laurence Tribe discussed in national news coverage (here/here) for their United States Supreme Court representation of a class challenging California's unclaimed property law as unconstitutional under the fifth and 14th amendments. The cert petition was discussed by a leading Supreme Court commentator, which called the firm "well known in legal circles."

Massey & Gail wins Global Competition Review award for Litigation of the Year - Non-Cartel Prosecution, for its work on O’Bannon v. NCAA appeal before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 09-CV-03329 (N.D. Cal.), Nos. 15-16601, 14-17068 (9th Cir.) (see Opposition Brief).

Massey & Gail files a brief for amici curiae Members of Congress in Fair Labor Standards Act case before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The brief was discussed and cited in an April 27, 2015 article PDF/link in The Atlantic. On August 21, 2015, the D.C. Circuit reversed the lower court and entered judgment in favor of the Department of Labor.

Massey & Gail files a brief in support of Internet safety in a federal court proceeding in Mississippi. The firm's related representation of Digital Citizens Alliance has received national coverage here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

Laurence Tribe calls for withdrawal of EPA’s proposed power plant carbon rule.

Attorneys' fee award in favor of Massey & Gail client upheld by Virginia Supreme Court, as reported in Virginia Lawyers Weekly.

Marc Goldman successfully argues before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit that a Florida voter purge program violated federal law.

Massey & Gail partner Marc Goldman drafted an amicus brief on behalf of the American Intellectual Property Law Association in Lexmark International, Inc. v. Static Control Components, Inc. regarding standing for false advertising under the Lanham Act. A video of a seminar regarding the case is here.

Jonathan Massey quoted in the ABA Journal concerning how in oral advocacy to deploy arguments "dropped" by the other side.

Marc Goldman co-authored an article about important patent law Supreme Court opinions, published in the ABA Section of Litigation, Intellectual Property.

Massey & Gail's lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the America Invents Act reported on the front page of the NYT business section and on trade websites.

Massey & Gail assists victory in Kansas school litigation in U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Jonathan Massey publishes article on 2011 U.S. Supreme Court Term. The Two That Got Away: First American Financial Corp. v. Edwards and Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, 6 Charleston L. Rev. 101 (2012).

Massey & Gail files amicus brief on behalf of Nuremburg Historians and International Lawyers in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum.

Jonathan Massey helps secure victory in Kansas Hot Fuel MDL.

Massey & Gail Submits "Unique" Brief to U.S. Supreme Court - see the news about us in the National Law Journal.

Laurence Tribe invokes First Amendment against hedge fund restriction.

Massey & Gail in "Above the Law" on offering value to in-house clients.

Eli Kay-Oliphant Note cited by the United Mexican States in a brief in opposition to Arizona state immigration law, filed in the Northern District of Illinois.

Massey & Gail in the news for due process challenge to CERCLA regime.

Massey & Gail in the news regarding constitutional case involving Kansas school finance.

Watch Massey & Gail provide expert Supreme Court commentary on The Nightly Business Report