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O’Melveny’s Dellinger Comments on First Amendment Protections for Entertainment Studio in ReutersJuly 24, 2012
The July 20, 2012, Reuters article “Studio liability in Colorado shooting likely limited” reported on the unlikelihood of an entertainment company being held liable for intentional crimes of non-employees due to tort law restrictions and First Amendment protections.
In the article, O’Melveny & Myers LLP partner Walter Dellinger stated that “[t]here is simply no way for a government in a free society to shut down protected expression because someone uses that expression as a springboard for violence.”
Dellinger is a member of O'Melveny's Appellate Practice and is based in the Firm's Washington, DC office.