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MANSELL v. OTTO, B155418

A crime victim could not state a claim for invasion of privacy based on reading of her mental health records by defendant and counsel, because they obtained her medical and psychiatric records through normal court processes. The litigation privilege is inapplicable to the non-communicative conduct alleged.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/29/2003
  • Published 04/29/2003

Judges

  • JOHNSON, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  •  Law Offices of George T. Kelly, George T. Kelly, Seal Beach, and Jeany A. Lee, for Plaintiff and Appellant., Douglas W. Otto in propria persona.

  • For Appellees:
  • Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland and Kent L. Richland, Los Angeles, for Defendant and Respondent, Douglas W. Otto., Waxler Carner Weinreb Brodsky, Barry Z. Brodsky, Jeffery E. Stockley and Scott J. Quan for Defendant and Respondent, Armand Arabian., Law Offices of Edward P. George, Jr., Edward P. George, Jr. and Timothy L. O'Reilly, Long Beach, for Defendant and Respondent, Edward P. George, Jr., Quinlivan & Kaniewski, Patrick C. Quinlivan and Martin S. McMahan, South Coast Metro, for Defendant and Respondent, Jeffrey Carlton.
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