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DAMON v. OCEAN HILLS JOURNALISM CLUB, D034890

California's anti-SLAPP statute, Cal. Civ. Proc. 425.16, applies to defamation action where defendants made critical comments about plaintiff condominium manager because a homeowners' newsletter is a public forum and criticism of the manager was an issue of public interest.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 12/13/2000
  • Published 12/13/2000

Judges

  • HALLER, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  •  Laturno & Graves, David W. Graves and G. Ehrich Lenz, San Diego, for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Bragg, Short, Serota & Kuluva, Newport Beach, William P. Harris, III, San Diego, Lori D. Serota, Newport Beach, and Henry Nicholls, for Defendants and Respondents Ron Terry and Barney Feldman., Gray, Cary, Ware & Freidenrich, Guylyn R. Cummins, Marcelle E. Mihaila and Joann F. Peters, San Diego, for Defendants and Respondents Ocean Hills Journalism  Club, Estate of Jack Hess, Rosmarie Treher, Sherry Marsh, Art Rosenberg, Estate of James J. Nihan, and Joe Grant.
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