LBAC OBTAINS UNANIMOUS DECISION BY CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT IN DEFAMATION CASE

On December 22, 2003, in a unanimous decision, the state Supreme Court held that the accrual of a cause of action for defamation was not delayed or otherwise tolled by the so-called discovery rule, where the alleged defamatory statements were republished in a mass media forum.  Reversing the Los Angeles-based 2nd District Court of Appeal, the justices refused to give the plaintiff the benefit of the discovery rule, which tolls Continue reading