FVAP is representing a survivor where the other side is challenging an order dismissing his lawsuit against the survivor. The other side filed a lawsuit against the survivor for defamation and other alleged civil wrongs after she reported her assault to the police. The trial court correctly dismissed the lawsuit since California has a law that protects survivors from being sued because they report the assault to the police.
This case is important to uphold a survivor’s right to make a good-faith report to the police without fear of retaliation. Our co-counsel at Jones Day will be arguing on our client’s behalf today.