Bergeson Partners Weigh In On Significant Defamation Ruling
On June 3, 2019, The Recorder featured an article written by Bergeson, LLP Partners, Anthony Glassman and Rebecca Kaufman, analyzing the California Supreme Court’s recent ruling in a speech case, FilmOn.com v. DoubleVerify, that curtails the expanding notion of whether speech “is in connection with” a matter of public interest and therefore falls within the scope of the anti-SLAPP statute. Courts must now determine whether a statement, even if the content touches on a general area of public interest, contributes to or furthers the public conversation on that issue of public interest. The article details the Court’s ruling and how it is excellent news for defamation plaintiffs. A full copy of the article can be found here.