CAN A CANIDATE ESCAPE LIABILITY BY USING A STRAW PERSON TO CONDUCT A SMEAR CAMPAIGN? Some of the first negative campaigning in the United States can be traced back to John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Things got ugly fast. Jefferson’s camp accused President Adams of having a “hideous hermaphroditical
Ethics in Blogging As To Public Figures In short: Bloggers can certainly be held liable for defamation. The question is more about the context of the statement (whether it is a statement of verifiable fact vs. opinion) and the heightened standard applied to public figures. “The First Amendment limits California’s
Expunged and Sealed Criminal Records Expungement Expungement takes a criminal charge off of the court’s records. Once complete a Defendant can say they were never convicted (Penal Code 1203.4). Sealed Records For innocent people who have been wrongfully charged you can get all records sealed and destroyed (Court Rule 8.46).
Anaheim attorney Douglas Pettibone brings a non-suit motion claiming Plaintiffs evidence was insufficient to allow the case to go to verdict on an alleged wrongful foreclosure trial.
In the last chapters of a real estate investment fraud Attorney Douglas Pettibone gets a multi-million dollar judgment uphled. An Orange County Superior Court Judge orders two Orange County businessmen to pay $4.5 million including $1 million in punitive damages to Pettibone’s client.
Minutes before a foreclosure sale a 68-year-old Orange County woman is given a second chance – a chance not many property owners get.
Attorney Douglas J. Pettibone Wins Jury Case Orange County Jury Awards Nothing: Wrongful Termination? We Think Not
After a ten-day-trial with two former employees alleging wrongful termination and emotional distress damages of $1 million, an Orange County jury unanimously favors the defense awarding the former employees with an amount of $0.00.