Judge Keeps Golden Globes Defamation Case Alive

Law360, Los Angeles (July 26, 2011, 10:04 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Tuesday struck a contract interference claim but refused to dismiss allegations of defamation and unfair business practices in an entertainment attorney's suit against the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Judge Kevin Brazile refused the HFPA’s attempt to use California’s statutory free speech protections to throw out allegations that its former president Philip Berk spread lies about plaintiffs George Braunstein and his nonprofit Stars For A Cause after deciding to cut the group out of a charity campaign between the Golden Globes and Chrysler Group...
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