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ESTRELLA A. AGUINALDO, ET AL. VS ERNESTO A. ABAD, ET AL.

Slander of Title; 4. Cancellation of Written Instrument. Plaintiffs move for an order granting summary judgment in favor of Plaintiffs and against defendants Ernesto A. Abad and Rosita C. Aba. Alternatively, Plaintiffs move for summary adjudication of issues. Issues 1 to 4 seek adjudication of the four specific causes of action. Plaintiffs’ motion is based on the ground that Defendants’ have no defense to Plaintiffs’ causes of action because Defendants violated the one form of action rule of CCP § 726.

  • Hearing

    Oct 23, 2020

  • Type

    Real Property

  • Sub Type

    Quiet Title

YULIYA GAYEVSKA VS ZINC FINANCIAL, INC.

Slander of Title For the reasons set forth above, Plaintiff has failed to allege sufficient facts to state a claim for wrongful foreclosure, and therefore has necessarily failed to allege facts sufficient to state a cause of action for slander of title. Based on the foregoing, Plaintiff’s twelfth cause of action is sustained, with leave to amend. It is so ordered. Dated: , 2020 Hon. Jon R.

  • Hearing

    Oct 22, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    Fraud

BRADFORD VS MEDIANEWS GROUP, I

Defendant argues that Plaintiff applies the general standard for “malice” defined in Civil Code § 3294 to his defamation case. The Supreme Court in Khawar v. Globe Internat. (1998) 19 Cal.4th 254, a defamation case, imposed a more stringent standard. The Court held that “actual malice” “means that the defamatory statement was made ‘with knowledge that it was false or with reckless disregard of whether it was false or not.’ [Citation.]

  • Hearing

    Oct 21, 2020

TURNER V. BIGGS

Plaintiff filed her complaint for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress on January 27, 2020. Defendant has not filed a cross-complaint. On August 17, 2020, defendant Maria Dwyer Biggs filed a Notice of Settlement of Entire Case (“Notice”). The Notice indicates that the parties entered into a settlement agreement and that a request for dismissal would be filed no later than November 15, 2020. Plaintiff argues that the Notice was wrongfully filed by defendant Biggs.

  • Hearing

    Oct 20, 2020

  • Judge

    Richard J

  • County

    Sonoma County, CA

RAMADAN VS O'BRIEN

Slander of Title—Lis Pendens; 2. Slander of Title—Representations; 3. Inducing Breach of Contract; 4. Intentional Interference with Contractual Relations; 5. Intentional Interference with Prospective Economic Relations; 6. Negligent Interference with Prospective Economic Relations; and 7. Violation of California Civil Code section 1708.7. The present motion is a demurrer brought by plaintiff/cross-defendant Ramadan to the SAXC.

  • Hearing

    Oct 21, 2020

CLAUDIO ZAMPOLLI VS TRISTRAM THOMAS BUCKLEY

Plaintiff filed a complaint against Defendant alleging causes of action for: (1) assault and battery; (2) intentional infliction of emotional distress; (3) slander per se; and (4) elder abuse in violation of California Welfare and Institutions Code, Section 15600 et seq. Moving Defendant filed a motion for summary judgment or, in the alternative, summary adjudication. Moving Defendant’s motion is made on the grounds that there are no triable issues of material fact as to any of Plaintiff’s claims.

  • Hearing

    Oct 21, 2020

MICHAEL NAJARIAN VS AIDS HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION

Plaintiff filed the Complaint on June 6, 2018, alleging five causes of action for: (1) wrongful and/or constructive termination and employment practices in violation of public policy; (2) violation of Labor Code § 6310; (3) violation of Labor Code § 1102.5; (4) violation of Health and Safety Code § 1278.5; and (5) defamation. Defendant filed a demurrer to the Complaint that came to hearing on June 19, 2019, at which time, the court sustained the demurrer with leave to amend.

  • Hearing

    Oct 21, 2020

LAMPLEY V. A COMMUNITY OF FRIENDS, INC.

Fourth Cause of Action (Libel and Slander): “Defamation ‘involves (a) a publication that is (b) false, (c) defamatory, and (d) unprivileged, and that (e) has a natural tendency to injure or that causes special damage.’ [Citation.]

  • Hearing

    Oct 20, 2020

AURIC ENERGY VS. RANGEL

Based on the foregoing, the Court it appears the demurrer to the Fourth Cause of Action for Trespass to Land, the Fifth Cause of Action for Slander of Title, the Sixth Cause of Action to Quiet Title, and the Thirteenth Cause of Action for Declaratory Relief, which involve claims for Auric Energy, Inc. should be sustained for lack of standing.

  • Hearing

    Oct 20, 2020

LYLE HOWRY VS REGINALD MYLABATHULA BENJAMIN, ET AL.

Plaintiff’s operative first amended complaint (FAC) alleges claims for: (1) defamation per se; (2) libel per se; (3) slander per se; (4) abuse of process; (5) malicious prosecution; (6) perjury; and (7) fraud and deceit. Plaintiff and Reginald had a previous business relationship whereby Plaintiff invested in Reginald’s company Toby & Pucci. (FAC, ¶ 45.) However, when Plaintiff requested access to the books and online banking as promised in the contract, Reginald refused to allow Plaintiff to review them.

  • Hearing

    Oct 20, 2020

ANGELA WHITE VS ROBERT KARDASHIAN ET AL

Issue No. 2: “Defendants are entitled to summary adjudication as to the Eleventh Cause of Action for Defamation alleged in the TAC.” Defendants argue that the eleventh cause of action for defamation must fail because (1) their statements are true and nonactionable opinion or hyperbole; (2) no defamatory meaning attached to the statements; (3) the statements are protected by common interest privilege; and (4) Defendants did not act with actual malice.

  • Hearing

    Oct 20, 2020

GEOFFREY GEE VS INSPERITY, ET AL.

His First Amended Complaint (“FAC”) alleges: (1) Discrimination in Violation of the FEHA; (2) Hostile Work Environment Harassment in Violation of the FEHA; (3) Retaliation in Violation of the FEHA; (4) Failure to Provide Reasonable Accommodation in Violation of FEHA; (5) Failure to Engage in the interactive Process in Violation of FEHA; (6) Failure to Prevent Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation in Violation of FEHA; (7) Defamation; (8) Breach of Express Oral Contract Not to Terminate Employment

  • Hearing

    Oct 20, 2020

  • Type

    Employment

  • Sub Type

    Wrongful Term

MEHRAN GHODOOSHIM VS ANDREWS FAMILY LAW AND MEDIATION MANAGEMENT, INC., ET AL.

“The elements of a cause of action for slander of title are “(1) a publication, (2) which is without privilege or justification, (3) which is false, and (4) which causes direct and immediate pecuniary loss. [Citations.]” (Alpha & Omega Development, LP v. Whillock Contracting, Inc. (2011) 200 Cal.App.4th 656, 664.)

  • Hearing

    Oct 20, 2020

  • Type

    Real Property

  • Sub Type

    other

ERIC DUFFY VS ADAM HAVENER

On July 6, 2020, Duffy filed his operative first amended complaint (“FAC”) asserting four causes of action against Havener: (1) civil extortion; (2) defamation; (3) conversion; and (4) intentional infliction of emotional distress.

  • Hearing

    Oct 20, 2020

WANDA NELSON V. SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE, ET AL.

It has expressly been applied to claims for intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress, defamation, and other claims. (See Miller v. Filter, supra, 150 Cal.App.4th at 670; and Gillan v. City of San Marino (2007) 147 Cal.App.4th 1033, 1048.)

  • Hearing

    Oct 19, 2020

JAMILA SOZAHDAH VS DRIP DOCTORS, INC., ET AL.

Ho contends that Sozadah urges a per se exemption to libel or slander of a doctor regardless of the content or the context of the statement, and Yang did not stand for the proposition that all statements as to a doctor’s skill or competence is per se free speech. Ho contends that Sozadah’s communication is not protected by section 425.16(e) because it was made privately to Ho’s supervisor and was not made as part of a public discussion as to Ho’s qualification as a medical doctor.

  • Hearing

    Oct 19, 2020

  • Type

    Employment

  • Sub Type

    Other Employment

FAIRMONT RIDING VS. PESTANA

Historically, an action for defamation has a required a statement of fact, not opinion. (See CACI 1707.) However, it has long been recognized that the statement “in my opinion, Jones is a liar” can cause as much damage to reputation as the statement “Jones is a liar”, and that “[It] would be destructive of the law of libel if a writer could escape liability for accusations [of defamatory conduct] simply by using, explicitly or implicitly, the words ‘I think.’” (Milkovich v.

  • Hearing

    Oct 16, 2020

FAIRMONT RIDING VS. PESTANA

Disputed material facts exist whether the Sheehys intentionally disrupted Fairmont’s Boarding Agreements with the horse owners by defamation, by intentionally inciting poor work performance by the workers from East Bay Ranch and Handyman Services (“EBRHS”) or by sabotaging plaintiffs’ relationship with those workers.

  • Hearing

    Oct 16, 2020

BISAGNO V. RESOLVE DEFAULT SERVICES

.; slander of title; and wrongful foreclosure. Defendant MERS moved for judgment on the pleadings on the 2nd amended complaint. The court issued a 39 page tentative ruling detailing the court’s analysis of the motion and tentatively granting the motion for judgment on the pleadings without leave to amend. At the hearing on August 14, 2020 plaintiff read a statement on the record, defendant MERS’ counsel provided oral argument, and plaintiff provided further oral argument.

  • Hearing

    Oct 16, 2020

PADRON V. BELTRAN

This tort bears a strong resemblance to the tort of defamation, and is often stated along with a defamation claim.

  • Hearing

    Oct 16, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    Defamation

NATIONAL VOLLEYBALL ASSOCIATION INC. VS VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE OF AMERICA INC.

Defendant Lloy Ball’s Demurrer to the Fourth Cause of Action for Trade Libel in Plaintiff’s Complaint is OVERRULED. (See Code Civ. Proc. § 430.10, subd. (e)). The complaint adequately alleges facts required to state a cause of action for trade libel. (See Polygram Records, Inc. v. Superior Court (1985) 170 Cal.App.3d 543, 548; Erlich v. Etner (1964) 224 Cal.App.2d 69, 74; CACI 1731).

  • Hearing

    Oct 16, 2020

CAVERT V SWEENEY

On May 1, 2020 plaintiff filed a complaint for damages against defendant asserting causes of action for slander and slander per se The proof of service filed on August 17, 2020 declares that on July 29, 2020 defendant was personally served the summons and complaint. There was no answer or response to the complaint in the court’s file at the time this ruling was prepared.

  • Hearing

    Oct 16, 2020

JORGE ROBLES, ET AL. VS MARIBEL HINOJOSA

First, Second, & Third Causes of Action for Defamation: Libel Per Se (Pursuant to Civil Code § 45a); Defamation: Slander (Pursuant to Civil Code § 46); and Violation of Business & Professions Code section 1700, et seq. “Defamation constitutes an injury to reputation; the injury may occur by means of libel or slander. [Citation.]

  • Hearing

    Oct 15, 2020

HINSON VS. BRANDYBERRY

The Court further notes that in their reply, defendants request that plaintiff post a bond sufficient to protect the interests of Brandyberry to allow him a recovery if plaintiff continues to slander the title to the Pierson Property and does not prevail at trial. However, this request is not proper, nor is there any authority provided in support of the request. To the extent that defendants believe this request remains necessary, defendants may bring a proper separate motion. Plaintiff to give notice.

  • Hearing

    Oct 15, 2020

MIGUEL SAHAGUN VS HUNTINGTON PARK-MAYWOOD POST NO. 2830, VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES, ET AL.

Musgrove Post, No. 7734, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Special Default Services (SDS), alleging: (1) breach of contract; (2) breach of covenant of good faith and fair dealing; and (3) slander of title. On December 27, 2019, Plaintiff filed a notice of lis pendens. Now, Huntington Park-Maywood Post No. 2830, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW Post) and Lt. Ray L.

  • Hearing

    Oct 15, 2020

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