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PARRIS v. SUPERIOR COURT OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY (LOWE?S H.I.W., INC.), B164375

Precertification communication with potential class members, like pre-filing communication, is constitutionally protected speech. Trial court erred in denying plaintiffs' discovery motion without expressly weighing actual or potential abuse of class action procedure that may be caused by permitting the discovery.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 05/29/2003
  • Published 05/29/2003

Judges

  •  PERLUSS, P.J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  •  R. Rex Parris Law Firm, R. Rex Parris, James S. Kostas, Lancaster;  Marlin & Saltzman, Stanley D. Saltzman, Woodland Hills, Louis M. Marlin, Anaheim;  Mazursky & Schwartz, Arnold W. Schwartz and Mark D. Bradley for Petitioner., Littler Mendelson and Gregg C. Sindici, San Diego, for Real Party in Interest.

  • For Appellees:
  • No appearance for Respondent.
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