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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.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/28/2003
  • Published 07/28/2003

Judges

  • JOHNSON, Acting P.J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • 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.
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