544 P.3d 363 (2024)

330 Or. App. 354

CIDER RIOT, LLC and Abram Goldman-Armstrong, Plaintiffs-Respondents, v. PATRIOT PRAYER USA, LLC; Joseph "Joey" Gibson; Ian Kramer; Christopher Ponte; David Willis; and Mackenzie Lewis, Defendants-Appellants, and Matthew Cooper and John Does 1-25, Defendants.

Court of Appeals of Oregon.

January 31, 2024.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

David Willis filed the brief pro se.

Mack Lewis filed the brief pro se.

Christopher Ponte filed the brief pro se.

Ian Kramer filed the brief pro se.

James L. Buchal and Murphy & Buchal LLP, Portland, filed the briefs for appellants Patriot Prayer USA, LLC, and Joseph "Joey" Gibson.

Thomas M. Christ and Sussman Shank LLP; Clifford S. Davidson and Snell & Wilmer LLP, Portland; and, Juan C. Chavez and Oregon Justice Center, Portland, filed the brief for respondents.

Before Kamins, Presiding Judge, Lagesen, Chief Judge, and Jacquot, Judge.

Although "[n]o federal rule of law restricts a State from imposing tort liability for business losses that are caused by violence and threats of violence[,] * * * the presence of activity protected by the First Amendment imposes restraints on the grounds that may give rise to damages liability and on the persons who may be held accountable...

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