Naffe v. Frey, et al.

Ruling DISMISSING Complaint under FRCP 12(b)(1) and Section 1983 claim under FRCP 12(b)(6) with Prejudice, etc.

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Per Kenneth White, blogger at Popehat.com: http://www.popehat.com/2013/04/19/victory-for-blogger-patterico-in-free-speech-case/ :

"Patrick Frey, also known as Patterico, has been living under the cloud of a frivolous, censorious, and thoroughly contemptible SLAPP suit seeking to chill his First Amendment rights.

"Today he won.

"Since last year it's been my privilege to work alongside Ron Coleman to defend Patrick pro bono against the federal lawsuit Nadia Naffe filed.

"Ron and I filed motions seeking to dismiss Nafe's original federal complaint. In December United States District Court Judge George Wu granted our motion to dismiss, but without prejudice — that is, he gave Naffe once chance to amend to see if she could state a valid claim.

"We moved to dismiss her amended complaint on a variety of theories. Today we won. Judge Wu's tentative ruling with the meat of his decision is here, and his order of today confirming his tentative is here."

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Published In: Business Torts Updates, Civil Procedure Updates, Civil Rights Updates, Communications & Media Updates, Constitutional Law Updates

Reference Info:Decision | Federal, 9th Circuit, California | United States

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