'Gangland' Identity Disclosure Suit Can Proceed: 9th Circ.

Law360, Los Angeles (September 16, 2013, 4:27 PM EDT) -- A former gang member's lawsuit against the producers of the History Channel documentary series "Gangland" over the show's disclosure of his identity can proceed, the Ninth Circuit ruled Monday, saying several of the plaintiff's claims, including public disclosure of private fact, have merit.

A three-judge panel reversed in part U.S. District Judge Andrew Guilford's denial of the "Gangland" producers' motion to strike the complaint under a California free speech law, ruling the state's anti-strategic lawsuit against public participation statute applies to the plaintiff's claims. However, the panel said the lawsuit can go forward...
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