Nguyen-Lam v. Cao

Donna Bader

Practice Area:Appeals

Outcome:Affirmed.

Description:Plaintiff, the first female Vietnamese appointed to be the City of Westminster's superintendent of public schools, was terminated when the defendant spread a rumor that she was a Communist. She sued for defamation and he filed an anti-SLAPP motion. The court permitted her to amend her complaint according to proof and allowed the action to proceed.