Britney Spears’ Former Manager Not a Libel-Proof Plaintiff
PUBLISHED IN: MediaLawLetter December 2010
TOPICS : Defamation
Doctrine to Be Applied Sparingly if at All
A California appellate court undertook a lengthy analysis of the libel-proof plaintiff doctrine, concluding that it is not a bar to a libel suit brought by Sam Lufti, former manager of pop star Britney Spears. Lufti v. Spears, 2010 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 9310 (Nov 23. 2010) (Chavez, Boren, Ashmann-Gerst, JJ.). The court found that the libel-proof plaintiff doctrine is to be sparingly applied – if used at all.
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