Wynn Asks 9th Circ. To Toss Joe Francis' Defamation Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (February 6, 2014, 6:45 PM EST) -- Casino mogul Steve Wynn on Thursday urged the Ninth Circuit to force a district court to toss “Girls Gone Wild” founder Joe Francis’ multimillion-dollar defamation suit accusing Wynn of making a false criminal allegation over a gambling debt, saying the complaint is barred under a California law protecting free speech.

During oral arguments in Pasadena, Calif., Paul Salvaty of Glaser Weil Fink Jacobs Howard Avchen & Shapiro LLP, representing Wynn, told a three-judge panel that that Francis’ complaint should have been stricken under California law against...
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