Looks like another California Appeals Court has thrown out a Frank Roesch verdict. In this case, the Appeals Court ruled that a defamation lawsuit filed by a bank had no merit and was actually protected free speech.
Wonder what would have happened had three city council members actually appealed the Frank Roesch Urban Habitat decision?
Court dismisses Oakland bank's libel suit over Craigslist rant
Bay City News Service
Posted: 05/30/2012 09:27:41 PM PDT
Updated: 05/30/2012 09:27:42 PM PDT
SAN FRANCISCO -- A state appeals court on Wednesday dismissed an Oakland bank's libel lawsuit against a former executive who posted derogatory comments about the bank online in the "Rants and Raves" section of Craigslist
The bank sued him for defamation in Alameda County Superior Court, claiming the comments were false and libelous. Rogers contended in pretrial proceedings that his posts were protected free speech.
In today's decision, a three-judge panel of the Court of Appeal in San Francisco ordered dismissal of the case and overturned a 2010 ruling in which Superior Court Judge Frank Roesch declined to toss out the lawsuit.
Another Alameda County Superior Court Frank Roesch Decision overturned
Original post made by First Amendment, Downtown, on May 30, 2012