Interference Claim Survives In Atty's Golden Globes Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (November 2, 2011, 8:04 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Wednesday refused to toss an entertainment attorney's claim that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association interfered with his nonprofit's business contracts by muddying his name after the HFPA severed ties with his charity following the 2010 Golden Globe Awards.

Judge Kevin Brazile said Philip Braunstein's allegations that the HFPA and former President Philip Berk spread lies about him and his nonprofit Stars for a Cause were sufficient to bring a claim that the two interfered with his prospective economic advantage.

Braunstein alleges that...
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