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Ralphs Grocery Co. v. Missionary Church of the Disciples of Jesus Christ, B231005

In a trespass suit brought by a grocery store against a church soliciting donations in front of the store, summary judgment in favor of the store is affirmed, where: 1) the church's solicitation was not protected by In re Lane (1969) 71 Cal.2d 872, because there was no relation between the church's expressive activities and the store's location; and 2) the church did not contend or present evidence to establish that the store or the sidewalk in front was a public forum within the meaning of Robins v. Pruneyard Shopping Center (1979) 23 Cal.3d 899.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/25/2012
  • Published 04/25/2012

Judges

  • Manella

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Llewellyn Spann, Morrison null;amp; Foerster