December, 22 2014
L.M. V. J.E.
Harassment Restraining Order
Defense: First Amendment/Free Speech Issue
Outcome: Joe Tamburino represented the Respondent, J.E., on a Harassment/Restraining
Order case. J.E. and the Petitioner, L.M., were involved in a relationship
for over a year, which ended in June 2014. Throughout most of 2013 and
2014, J.E. was working on authoring a book about his relationship with
L.M. After the two of them broke up, L.M. obtained a temporary harassment/restraining
order prohibiting J.E. from publishing his book. J.E. immediately hired
Joe to fight the order and try to have it dismissed and Joe was successful.
Joe attacked the order on First Amendment/Free Speech grounds and argued
that J.E. had an absolute right to express his thoughts, experiences,
and opinions about his relationship with L.M. in his book. After a lengthy
process that included motions, briefs, and two days of hearings and testimonies,
the court agreed with Joe and dismissed the order. J.E. was extremely
happy with our victory!