Leopold, Petrich & Smith Legal Team Joins Ballard Spahr

Two nationally renowned Media and Entertainment Law practices have joined forces to create a powerhouse team with an expanded presence in Los Angeles.

Ballard Spahr was named 2019 Law Firm of the Year for Media Law and Copyright Law by U.S. News and World Report – Best Lawyers. It also serves clients in business and transactions, finance, intellectual property, litigation, and real estate, with lawyers in 15 offices around the country.

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Anti-SLAPP Victory for Scientific Journal (2014)

February 18, 2014

In Critical Care Diagnostics, Inc. v. American Ass'n for Clinical Chemistry, Inc., 2014 WL 634206 (S.D. Cal. 2014), LPS successfully moved under California’s anti-SLAPP Act to strike a complaint by a biomarker company that focuses on cardiovascular diseases which complained that an article published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal defamed its product.  The Court awarded defendant journal its legal fees.