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February 15, 2017

Argentieri v. Zukerberg 2017 WL 605313

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Download Publication The First District holds a press release about a malicious prosecution action is privileged under C.C. §47(d), a fair and true report of an official proceeding, but not under C.C. § 47(b), the litigation privilege.    While a student at Harvard Mark Zukerberg answered an ad posted by Paul Ceglia to provide website […]

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January 10, 2017

Health Smart Pacific, Inc. v. Kabateck 2016 WL 7667365

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Download Publication The Second District holds statements to the media about the allegations in a complaint are privileged under C.C. §47(d), a fair and true report of an official proceeding.  Michael Drobot owned and operated Healthsmart Pacific Inc. which owned and operated Pacific Hospital, specializing in spinal surgeries.  Drobot pled guilty to bribing a state […]

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May 3, 2016

J-M Manufacturing Co. Inc., v. Phillips & Cohen LLP, (2016) 247 Cal.App.4th 87

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Download Publication The Second District holds a press release reporting a trial result is privileged under C.C. §47(d), a fair and true report of an official proceeding.  J-M, a manufacturer of PVC pipes used in underground water systems, was sued by Phillips & Cohen’s clients for false claim act violations.  J-M represented its pipes met […]

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