Hollywood Atty Asks Calif. Appeals Court To Nix Extortion Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (May 16, 2013, 4:27 PM EDT) -- High-profile Hollywood lawyer Marty Singer urged a California appellate court on Thursday to toss a reality TV star's lawsuit alleging Singer extorted him by sending a presuit demand letter threatening to reveal that the star spent embezzled money on sexual partners, arguing that such letters are constitutionally protected.

At oral arguments, Jeremy B. Rosen, a lawyer representing Singer, accused "Big Brother 7" winner Mike "Boogie" Malin of engaging in a "preemptive attack" that was intended to intimidate Singer, the Lavely & Singer PC law firm and their...
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