Allred Nears Win On Claims She Poached Travolta Accuser

Law360, Los Angeles (June 27, 2012, 7:19 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Wednesday tentatively threw out claims that celebrity attorney Gloria Allred illegally poached a client who had retained other counsel in connection with a sexual battery case against actor John Travolta, saying state free speech laws bar the suit.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael P. Linfield tentatively ruled that attorney Okorie Okorocha’s lawsuit accusing Allred and her law firm of interfering with a contract and using unfair business practices runs afoul of the state’s anti-Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation law, saying Okorocha...
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