Recent News

  • Massey & Gail made its debut in Benchmark Litigation’s 2020 rankings of leading law firms. Read more about Benchmark’s analysis of Massey & Gail here.
  • Eli Kay-Oliphant led the team to secure a victory for firm client Southwest Airlines in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The complaint, brought on behalf of a putative class of passengers with cancelled flights due to lack of deicing fluid, was dismissed with prejudice.  The Court’s decision was covered nationally.
  • In a widely covered ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reinstated the Firm’s lawsuit for the parents of murdered DNC staffer, Seth Rich, against Fox News.
  • Massey & Gail is pleased to announce Cara Hendrickson’s appointment by Illinois Governor JB Pritzker to serve on the Illinois Executive Ethics Commission.
  • Massey & Gail files complaint on behalf of Western Values Project seeking records concerning the routing of FOIA requests at the Department of Interior to political appointees.
  • Jonathan Massey secures dismissal of putative class action against JPMorgan Chase alleging “kickbacks” in mortgage insurance.
  • Matthew Collette, drawing on his extensive experience in government and regulatory matters, shares his in-depth analysis of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding FOIA and confidential disclosures to the government in an article for Law360.
  • Cara Hendrickson, called “brilliant” by former Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, tells the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin why she chose Massey & Gail. Ms. Hendrickson’s arrival from the senior ranks of Illinois Attorney General’s Office was featured in Law360.
  • Paul Berks wins appeal, reinstating the firm’s taxpayer case against Home Depot, as reported in the Cook Country Record.
  • Jonathan Massey and Paul Berks analyzed a recent NCAA antitrust ruling, focusing on the tension between the court’s finding of antitrust violations against the NCAA and the challenges it faces in implementing a viable and adequate remedy. The National Law Journal reported their views.
  • Jonathan Massey once again named a Washington D.C. Super Lawyer in 2019. 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.  Jonathan has been so designated since 2013.
  • 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 news coverage of the bill and Christopher’s comments here.
  • Massey & Gail 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. 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.).
  • 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 Massey & Gail team of Jonathan Massey, Lenny Gail, and Marc Goldman defended the Massey & Gail trial victory on appeal, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court's decision.
  • 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 of their work may be found here.
  • When Jonathan Massey served as counsel of record before the U.S. Supreme Court for Ed O’Bannon Jr. and a class of current and former college athletes challenging the NCAA's “no-compensation” rule, his cert petition was described as “masterful” in national news coverage.
  • Jonathan Massey and Laurence Tribe discussed in national news coverage for their U.S. Supreme Court representation of a class challenging California's unclaimed property law as unconstitutional under the Fifth and Fourteenth 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 U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The brief was discussed and cited in an April 27, 2015 article 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 received substantial national media coverage.
  • 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.