“Web Based Comments Concern a Matter of Public Interest”

Who Would Jesus Sue?

The preliminary ruling for Grenier & Grenier v. Taylor & Grenier is now public, and it is so far a triumph for the rights of bloggers and abuse survivors everywhere. While there is still a hearing tomorrow, where both sides make oral arguments before the judge, about 90% of the time the preliminary ruling is what will prevail after the hearing. If you aren’t familiar with SLAPP procedures, this is a good summary.

the_simpsons.10x02.the_wizard_of_evergreen_terraceThe tentative ruling of the Honorable Paul Vortmann is as follows:

” The court finds that Defendants’ Web activities are protected under CCP 425.16(e)(3) and finds that Plaintiff Bob Grenier is a Limited Purpose Public Figure.  The hearing on this motion is continued to April 9, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. in Department 7 on the issue of malice pursuant to the stipulation of the parties submitted on January 15, 2013.”

Vortmann determined that, while child abuse allegations are to…

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