August 29, 2018

Four Motions to be Heard on September 7, 2018 in Bechard v. Broidy, Davidson, and Avenatti

06/24/20 Update: The appeals of Mr. Avenatti  (whose anti-SLAPP motion was denied) and Mr. Broidy (whose motion to compel arbitration was denied) have now failed. The case will now proceed to trial in state court, where we will continue to represent Ms. Bechard. (Opinion | Press).

09/07/18 Update: On September 7, 2018, the court issued an order addressing the below motions (Order). The links below have been revised with unredacted versions of the parties’ papers.

09/10/18 Update: Within hours after the trial court issued its order, Defendant Elliott Broidy filed an emergency petition seeking a temporary stay to avoid the release of unredacted versions of the parties’ motion papers (Petition). On Monday, September 10, 2018, the California Court of Appeals denied the petition (Order).

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On September 7, 2018, the Los Angeles Superior Court will hear four motions in Bechard v. Broidy, Davidson, and Avenatti, No. BC712913 (Order Resetting Motions). Stris & Maher represents Plaintiff Shera Bechard in this action. The hearing will take place at 8:30 a.m. in Department 48, Stanley Mosk Courthouse, 111 North Hill Street, Los Angeles, California 90012.

Here are links to the public complaint and motion briefing:  

Bechard’s Complaint
Verified Complaint (filed 7/6/18)

Broidy’s Motion to Compel Arbitration
Broidy’s Motion to Compel Arbitration (filed 8/03/18)
Bechard’s Opposition to Motion to Compel Arbitration (filed 8/24/18)
Broidy’s Reply in support of Motion to Compel Arbitration (filed 8/30/18)
Related: Broidy’s Motion to Compel Arbitration of Davidson’s Cross-Complaint (filed 08/30/18)

Broidy’s Motion to Strike
Broidy’s Motion to Strike (filed 8/13/18)
Bechard’s Opposition to Motion to Strike (filed 8/24/18)
Broidy’s Reply in support of Motion to Strike (filed 8/30/18)

Broidy’s Motion to Seal
Broidy’s Motion to Seal (filed 7/23/18)
Avenatti’s Opposition to Motion to Seal (filed 7/30/2018)
Broidy’s Reply in support of Motion to Seal (filed 8/03/18)
Media Interveners’ Opposition to Motion to Seal (filed 8/24/18)
Bechard’s Response to Motion to Seal (filed 8/24/18)
Broidy’s Reply in support of Motion to Seal (filed 8/30/18)
Broidy’s Response to Bechard’s Response (filed 8/30/18)

Avenatti’s Anti-SLAPP Motion
Avenatti’s Anti-SLAPP Motion (filed 8/13/18)
Bechard’s Opposition to Anti-SLAPP Motion (filed 8/24/18)
Avenatti’s Reply in support of Anti-SLAPP Motion (filed 8/30/18)