Posts tagged California
Appeals Court Rules Against Fox in Netflix Poaching Dispute

Attorneys for 20th Century Fox asked a Los Angeles Superior Court judge to throw out a countersuit that Netflix filed against Fox. Fox said the countersuit should be thrown out because it concerned protected speech under the California anti-SLAPP statute, but the judge rejected the motion. Then a three-judge panel of the 2nd District Court of Appeal upheld the lower court’s ruling, deciding that the Netflix countersuit was not barred by the anti-SLAPP statute.

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“Protected Activity” Rejected by California Appellate Court Under Anti-SLAPP Statute

A California Appeals Court affirmed a trial court’s denial of an anti-SLAPP motion that defendants filed in a lawsuit in which plaintiffs claimed that public school officials took retaliatory actions against a former board member by disseminating confidential medical information and making claims of improper activity against her.
 

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California's Ninth Circuit: Anti-SLAPP motion not a defense for contract claims

Sarah Bro with the National Law Review writes:

"In an action involving the popular film series The Purge, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a district court denial of the defendants’ anti-SLAPP motion, holding that the plaintiff’s breach of implied-in-fact contract claim under state law did not arise from protected free speech activity."

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