Paterno v. Superior Court (Ampersand Publishing), G038555
In the context of defamation actions subject to the constitutional malice standard, when a plaintiff fails to demonstrate that allegedly defamatory statements are "provably" false factual assertions, no "good cause" exists to conduct discovery concerning actual malice.
- Decided 06/13/2008
- Published 06/13/2008
- California Court of Appeal
- For Appellant:
- Holland & Knight, Charles D. Tobin, Judith F. Bonilla and Shelley G. Hurwitz, Los Angeles, for Petitioner., Dreier Stein & Kahan, Stanton L. Stein, Samuel R. Pryor, Lauren Sudar and Jesse M. Leff, Santa Monica, for Real Party in Interest.
- For Appellees:
- No appearance for Respondent.