Judge Slashes Suit Against Steven Tyler's Atty

Law360, Los Angeles (January 14, 2013, 8:34 PM EST) -- A California judge on Monday tentatively dismissed most of a management company's $2 million suit alleging rocker Steven Tyler's attorney sabotaged his bid for a more lucrative "American Idol" contract, agreeing with attorney Dina LaPolt that her communications with the show were protected speech.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Joseph R. Latin rejected Kovac Media Group's argument that California's anti-SLAPP law did not apply to any of its claims because an email LaPolt sent “American Idol's” agent in which she allegedly betrayed Tyler “occurred in a...
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