CoreCivic Inc v. Candide Group LLC et al
ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO DISMISS by Judge William Alsup [granting 41 Motion to Strike]. (whasec, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/19/2020)
Case 3:20-cv-03792-WHA Document 60 Filed 11/19/20 Page 1 of 1
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
United States District Court
Northern District of California
No. C 20-03792 WHA
CANDIDE GROUP, LLC, and
MOTION TO DISMISS
A multitude of issues have been tendered on defendants’ motion to dismiss and to strike
the complaint for defamation. It turns out, however, that CoreCivic, Inc., did, in fact, operate
detention facilities for parents separated from their children pursuant to the Border Patrol’s
family separation policy. Thus, even though CoreCivic did not operate the detention facilities
in which the children themselves were housed, CoreCivic did house the other half of the
afflicted families or at last some of them. Therefore, the allegedly defamatory statements were
true enough under the First Amendment and under California defamation law. Truth being a
defense, the complaint is DISMISSED WITHOUT LEAVE TO AMEND. It is unnecessary to reach
the remaining issues tendered. All other motions are DENIED AS MOOT.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: November 19, 2020.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Disclaimer: Justia Dockets & Filings provides public litigation records from the federal appellate and district courts. These filings and docket sheets should not be considered findings of fact or liability, nor do they necessarily reflect the view of Justia.
Why Is My Information Online?