Gawker Beats Startup Head’s Libel Claims In Calif. Appeal

Law360, New York (August 13, 2012, 1:49 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court on Friday upheld Gawker Media LLC's win in a libel suit brought by a Silicon Valley man who accused Gawker's Gizmodo technology blog of depicting his mobile wireless startup as a “scam,” saying the website's writers were entitled to express their opinion.

The appellate court affirmed a San Francisco Superior Court's ruling last year granting Gawker's anti-strategic lawsuit against public participation motion striking Scott Redmond's suit accusing the blog network of disparaging his company and his past business exploits, ruling that the...
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