Rochelle Wilcox

Rochelle Wilcox

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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California Supreme Court Holds Names of Officers in Police Shootings Should Be Disclosed

The California Supreme Court has held that the names of police officers involved in shootings generally must be disclosed under state public records law, rejecting arguments by police unions and municipalities that the names...more

5/30/2014 - Police Police Brutality Police Misconduct

Supreme Court Reiterates that New York Times Actual Malice Standard Requires Materially False Statements

On Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, the Supreme Court unanimously reversed a $1.2 million Colorado defamation verdict in the case of Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp. v. Hoeper—a notable decision for a court that rarely accepts libel...more

2/3/2014 - Actual Malice Air Wisconsin v. Hoeper ATSA Defamation First Amendment Free Speech Immunity SCOTUS Transportation Security Administration

California Court of Appeal Holds That a Private Conservator is a Public Official; Finds No Actual Malice Shown in Claim Based on...

A conservator appointed by the court to temporarily handle certain affairs of an elderly woman is a “public official” for purposes of defamation law who has to meet the “actual malice” standard to survive an anti-SLAPP...more

1/7/2013 - Actual Malice Anti-SLAPP Conservators Defamation Public Officials

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