Via Tim Redmond at the San Francisco Bay Guardian:
The state Court of Appeal denied Sept 9th a request by SF Weekly and its chain parent for a rehearing in the Bay Guardian‘s lawsuit. That allows the appelate decision affirming the Guardian‘s trial court victory to stand.
The court issued a few minor amendment to footnotes in the case, but denied the Weekly‘s request that the evidence be reconsidered. That means the decision remains as precedent-setting case law in California.
While this seemingly settles the case at the appellate level, spokesmen for Village Voice Media have already indicated their intent to appeal to the California Supreme Court.