No. B312937.

91 Cal.App.5th 411 (2023)

JOE E. COLLINS III, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. MAXINE WATERS et al., Defendants and Respondents.

Court of Appeals of California, Second District, Division Eight.

May 10, 2023.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Law Offices of Donna Bullock and Donna C. Bullock for Plaintiff and Appellant.

Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks, Lincenberg & Rhow, Gary S. Lincenberg and Thomas V. Reichert for Defendants and Respondents.


Actual malice is a term of art in defamation law. If you, with actual malice, publish falsehoods about a public figure, you forfeit the constitutional protection of New York Times Co. v. Sullivan (1964) 376 U.S. 254, 283-288 [11 L.Ed.2d 686, 84 S.Ct. 710]. Your actual malice...

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