90 Miles From Tyranny : Court orders Antifa activist Yvette Felarca to pay $11k for frivolous claims

Friday, January 5, 2018

Court orders Antifa activist Yvette Felarca to pay $11k for frivolous claims

  • A prominent Antifa activist has been ordered to pay $11,100 in attorney fees to the former president of the Berkeley College Republicans for filing a frivolous restraining order against him.
  • Troy Worden had been seeking up to $100,000 in damages, arguing that Yvette Felarca had abused the justice system by "filing baseless and vexatious lawsuits" designed to intimidate her political opponents.

A California court has ordered noted Antifa activist Yvette Felarca to pay over $11,000 in damages to former Berkeley College Republicans President Troy Worden.

The ruling, issued Wednesday, comes after a restraining order filed against Worden by Felarca was dropped in October, prompting Worden and his lawyer, Mark Meuser, to sue Felarca for damages and attorney fees.

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"The award of attorney fees should send a strong signal that she cannot abuse the court system to silence speech."

Harmeet Dhillon of the Dhillon Law Group, through which Meuser is representing Worden, said at the time that Felarca has a history of “filing and dismissing utterly frivolous cases against innocent targets” and pledged to hold her and her lawyers “accountable.”

“Felarca and her fellow travelers in BAMN [By Any Means Necessary]/Antifa need to learn that the California courts are not their personal plaything to use and abuse at will by filing baseless and vexatious lawsuits,” she added, with Worden noting that the “frivolous” restraining order prevented him from exercising his free-speech rights on campus.

Now, Commissioner Thomas Rasch of the Superior Court of Alameda County has ordered Felarca to pay Worden $11,100 in attorney fees, according to...

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