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August 2022

Ninth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Protracted Planet Aid Libel Matter

Clarifies Limited-Purpose Public Figure Standards

By Shawn Musgrave and D. Victoria Baranetsky
The panel affirmed the district court’s granting of a motion to strike under California’s anti-SLAPP law, finding that the lower court correctly determined that plaintiffs, were limited-purpose public figures and that they had failed to satisfy the actual malice standard.