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4900 It was found as a matter of law that no reasonable person viewing the caption "MANHUNT AT THE BORDER" displayed at the bottom of the television screen during a four-minute interview of a man who claimed he was attacked by undocumented migrant workers while attempting to photograph their camp would believe it meant the persons in the photograph he showed the TV camera were the subject of a criminal investigation or manhunt by the police (subject to strong dissent); in determining whether a publication is capable of the false defamatory meaning ascribed to it by a plaintiff, the publication must be considered in its entirety and in the context in which it was made.

Citation

BALZAGA v FOX NEWS NETWORK (Border Manhunt) 173 CA4 1325 [See: CCP 425.16; Greenbelt v Bresler 398 US 6; Carver v Bonds 135 CA4 328, T/AT 1/06; Monterey Plaza v Hotel Employees 69 CA4 1057, T/AT 3/99; Morningstar v Superior Court 23 CA4 676, T/AT 4/94]

2009 Case Summaries


JAN: 4802 | 4803 | 4804 | 4805 | 4806 | 4807 | 4808 | 4809 | 4810 | 4811 | 4812 | 4813 | 4814 | 4815 | 4816 | 4817 | 4818 | 4819 | 4820 | 4821 | 4822 | p1469 | p1470 | p1471 | p1472 | p1473 | p1474 | p1475 | p1476 | p1477 | p1478 | p1479 | p1480 | p1481 | p1482 | p1483 | p1484 | p1485 | p1486 | p1487 | p1488 | p1489 | p1490 | p1491 | p1492 | p1493 | p1494 | p1495 | p1496 | p1497 | p1498 | p1499 | p1500 |
FEB: 4823 | 4824 | 4825 | 4826 | 4827 | 4828 | 4829 | 4830 | 4831 | 4832 | 4833 | 4834 | 4835 | 4836 | 4837 | 4838 | 4839 | 4840 | 4841 | 4842 | 4843 | 4844 | 4845 | 4846 | 4847 | 4848 |
MAR: 4849 | 4850 | 4851 | 4852 | 4853 | 4854 | 4855 | 4856 | 4857 | 4859 | 4860 | 4861 | 4862 | 4863 | p1501 | p1502 | p1503 | p1504 | p1505 | p1506 | p1507 | p1508 | p1509 | p1510 | p1511 | p1512 | p1513 | p1514 | p1515 | p1516 | p1517 | p1518 | p1519 | p1520 | p1521 | p1522 | p1523 | p1524 | p1525 | p1526 | p1527 | p1528 | p1529 | p1530 | p1531 |
APR: 4864 | 4865 | 4866 | 4867 | 4868 | 4869 | 4870 | 4871 | 4872 | 4873 | 4874 | 4875 | 4876 | 4877 | 4878 | 4879 | 4880 | 4881 | 4882 |
MAY: 4883 | 4884 | 4885 | 4886 | 4887 | 4888 | 4889 | 4890 | 4891 | 4892 | 4893 | 4894 | 4895 | 4896 | 4897 | 4898 | p1532 | p1533 | p1534 | p1535 | p1536 | p1537 | p1538 | p1539 | p1540 | p1541 | p1542 | p1543 | p1544 | p1545 | p1546 | p1547 | p1548 | p1549 | p1550 | p1551 | p1552 | p1553 | p1554 | p1555 | p1556 | p1557 | p1558 | p1559 | p1560 | p1561 | p1562 | p1563 | p1564 | p1565 | p1566 |
JUN: 4899 | 4900 | 4901 | 4902 | 4903 | 4904 | 4905 | 4906 | 4907 | 4908 | 4909 | 4910 |
JUL: 4911 | 4912 | 4913 | 4914 | 4915 | 4916 | 4917 | 4918 | 4919 | 4920 | 4921 | 4922 | 4923 | 4924 | 4925 | 4926 | 4927 | 4928 | p1567 | p1568 | p1569 | p1570 | p1571 | p1572 | p1573 | p1574 | p1575 | p1576 | p1577 | p1578 | p1579 |
AUG: 4929 | 4930 | 4931 | 4932 | 4933 | 4934 |
SEP: 4935 | 4936 | 4937 | 4938 | 4939 | 4940 | 4941 | p1580 | p1581 | P1582 | p1583 | p1584 | p1585 | p1586 | p1587 | p1588 | p1589 | p1590 | p1591 | p1592 | p1593 | p1594 |
OCT: 4942 | 4943 | 4944 | 4945 | 4946 | 4947 | 4948 | 4949 |
NOV: 4950 | 4951 | 4952 | 4953 | 4954 | 4955 | 4956 | 4957 | 4958 | 4959 | p1595 | p1596 | p1597 | p1598 | p1599 | p1600 | p1601 | p1602 | p1603 | p1604 | p1605 |
DEC: 4960 | 4961 | 4962 | 4963 | 4964 | 4965 | 4966 | 4967 | 4968 | 4969 |

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