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December Newsletter

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

November Newsletter

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).

$4.5 Million Judgment in Real Estate Investment Fraud

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.