Miss USA Official Can't Nix Atty's Sex Tape Interview Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (June 7, 2013, 4:06 PM EDT) -- A California appellate court Thursday rejected a beauty pageant official's bid to toss a breach of contract lawsuit filed against her by the ex-lawyer of Miss California 2009, ruling free speech rights will not shield her from litigation if she broke a confidential deal by talking about the beauty queen's sex tape.

A three-judge state appellate panel ruled in a 20-page unanimous, unpublished opinion that Miss USA official Shanna Moakler, the law firm of Wildman Harrold Allen & Dixon LLP and lawyer James D. Nguyen waived...
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