No. D074804.

59 Cal.App.5th 652 (2021)

273 Cal. Rptr. 3d 695

JOSEPH BALLA, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. BRIAN HALL, Defendant and Appellant. LESA HEEBNER et al., Plaintiffs and Respondents, v. BRIAN HALL, Defendant and Appellant.

Court of Appeals of California, Fourth District, Division One.

January 6, 2021.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Law Offices of David C. Beavans and John T. Sylvester for Defendant and Appellant.

Niddrie Addams Fuller Singh, David A. Niddrie ; Schwartz Semerdjian Cauley & Moot, Dick A. Semerdjian , Alison K. Adelman ; and Keith H. Rutman for Plaintiffs and Respondents.


Defendant Edward Siegel was an unsuccessful candidate for the Solana Beach City Council (City Council) in 2016. During and after the City Council campaign, Siegel's campaign manager, defendant Brian Hall, sent a letter to the editor, distributed e-mails to local...

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