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The Supreme Court released orders from the November 16 conference this morning. The justices did not add any cases to their merits docket.

Havilland v. FX Networks LLC

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-453 Cal. Ct. App. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether reckless or knowing false statements about a living public figure, published in a docudrama format, are entitled to absolute First Amendment protection from claims based on the victim’s statutory and common law causes of action for defamation and right of publicity to justify dismissal at the pleading stage.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 05 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 13, 2018)
Nov 13 2018Brief of respondents FX Networks, LLC, et al. in opposition filed.
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