Wrongful Firing Claim OK'd In 'Storage Wars' Rigging Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (September 3, 2013, 5:02 PM EDT) -- A&E Television Networks LLC lost a bid Tuesday to escape allegations that it fired a former “Storage Wars” star for complaining the reality show was rigged, when a California judge ruled the network had not shown its conduct was protected under a free-speech law.

At a hearing, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael M. Johnson said he could not dismiss David Hester's wrongful termination claim under California's anti-Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation statute because A&E's alleged act underlying the cause of action was an employment decision,...
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