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Another Alameda County Superior Court Frank Roesch Decision overturned

Original post made by First Amendment, Downtown, on May 30, 2012

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.

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jun 15, 2012 at 4:20 pm

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Compares with the brilliance of the Oak Grove judge who dismissed the Lin lawsuit against the City for the poison pill language: Web Link

"The panel said it had decided to act despite being "ordinarily reluctant to interfere with a decision of this type.""

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