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Havilland v. FX Networks LLC

Petition for certiorari denied on January 7, 2019
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-453 Cal. Ct. App. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2018

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.
Nov 26 2018Reply of petitioner Olivia de Havilland filed.
Nov 28 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/4/2019.
Jan 07 2019Petition DENIED.