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Litigators of the Week: Morgan Lewis Duo Win the Moral High Ground in #MeToo Fight for PBS, The AmLaw Litigation Daily

Friday, March 6, 2020

Morgan Lewis partners Grace Speights and Brad Nes were selected as Litigators of the Week by AmLaw Litigation Daily for their precedent-setting #MeToo win on behalf of PBS. As noted in the feature Q&A, the “high-profile fight” resulted in the jury rejecting Tavis Smiley’s breach of contract claims and TS Media being ordered to pay PBS nearly $1.5 million. When discussing the implications of the case, Grace noted, “With this jury verdict for PBS, companies now have another tool in their arsenal to ensure a safe and respectful workplace culture. Especially in the media and entertainment industry, the enforcement of the morals clauses in contracts hadn’t been previously tested at trial.”

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