The Preliminary Injunction Is Dead

A Deputy Sheriff (Mr. Evans) sued his wife (Mrs. Evans) for defamation, harassment, and invasion of privacy among other claims.  Evans v. Evans (2008) 162 Cal.App.4th 1157.  He moved for a preliminary injunction.  The trial court granted it and entered an order enjoining her and her mother from:  (1) publishing “false and defamatory statements” about Mr. […]

Can A Court Silence You For Life?

You may be under the mistaken impression that the only remedy for a defamation claim is monetary.  Well, that was the case (essentially) until the California Supreme Court had something to say about it last year in Balboa Island Inn v. Lemen (2007) 40 Cal.4th 1441. The owner of a restaurant and bar sued a […]