VARIAN MEDICAL SYS., INC. v. DELFINO, h024214
Judgment for plaintiffs is affirmed where the evidence was sufficient to find that plaintiffs were defamed, written defamatory communications published by means of the Internet were properly characterized as libel, and plaintiff's status as a public company did not make it a public figure, invoking the Sullivan standard.
- Decided 11/13/2003
- Published 11/13/2003
- California Court of Appeal
- For Appellant:
- Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Lynne C. Hermle, Matthew H. Poppe, Menlo Park, Law Offices of Gerald Z. Marer, Gerald Z. Marer, San Jose, Farella, Braun & Martel, Douglas R. Young, San Francisco, Pillsbury Winthrop, Renee A. Jansen, Palo Alto, for Plaintiffs/Appellants Varian Medical Systems, Inc., et al.
- For Appellees:
- Horvitz & Levy, Jon B. Eisenberg, Oakland, Jeremy B. Rosen, Law Offices of Randall M. Widmann, Randall M. Widmann, Palo Alto, for Defendant/Appellant Mary Day., Horvitz & Levy, Jon B. Eisenberg, Oakland, Jeremy B. Rosen, Glynn P. Falcon, Palo Alto, for Defendant/Appellant Michelangelo Delfino.