FINKE v. THE WALT DISNEY CO., B160267
A defendant may move to strike a cause of action under the SLAPP statute if at least one of the predicate acts was an act in furtherance of the defendant's first amendment rights in connection with a public issue or an issue in a judicial proceeding. Plaintiff has demonstrated a reasonable probability of prevailing on the merits of all but two of her causes of action regarding merchandising rights to the Winnie-the-Pooh characters.
- Decided 07/28/2003
- Published 07/28/2003
- California Court of Appeal
- For Appellees:
- Christensen, Miller, Fink, Jacobs, Glasser, Weil & Shapiro, Patricia L. Glasser, Ronald E. Guttman and Craig H. Marcus, Los Angeles, for Defendant and Appellant The Walt Disney Company., O'Donnell & Shaeffer, Pierce O'Donnell, Carolee E. Handler, Clyde M. Hettrick, Los Angeles, and Daniel H. Rylaarsdam for Plaintiff and Respondent.