Following a sanction awarded against them in Santa Clara for failing to stipulate to a change of venue, WebEx Communications, Inc. got judicially sanctioned for the second time yesterday for bringing up its mendacious libel lawsuit, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC324927, against Michael Zeleny. Defendant Zeleny brought his anti-SLAPP motion against plaintiff WebEx on February 25, 20005, arguing that WebEx filed its lawsuit in order to infringe his Constitutional right to participate in a public forum. On March 16, 2005, Judge Michael L. Stern granted Zeleny’s motion on two out of three causes of action remaining against him. The fourth cause of action had been previously dropped by WebEx prior to their failed opposition in the November 5, 2004 hearing on Zeleny’s change of venue motion in Santa Clara Superior Court, where it originally filed its lawsuit. Upon the granting of that motion, Santa Clara Superior Court Judge Socrates Manoukian exercised his discretion in consideration of plaintiff WebEx having knowingly and maliciously brought up its lawsuit against defendant Zeleny in a wrong venue, by ordering them to pay his attorneys’ fees. Under California law, a similar award is mandatory in favor of defendant prevailing in an anti-SLAPP motion, in an amount to be determined in a subsequent hearing.
    Thus WebEx shareholders continue paying for a failed attempt to cover up WebEx founder and ex-President Min Zhu’s rape of his daughter Erin Zhu. There remains their libel claim against Zeleny. WebEx objects to Zeleny’s claim that WebEx used 5,000 shares of its stock that it owed to Zeleny’s company to pay hush money to Min Zhu’s daughter Erin for her childhood rape by Min Zhu. WebEx further objects to Zeleny’s claim that his life had been threatened in the names and on the behalves of Min Zhu and WebEx. Look forward to hearings in this lawsuit determining the disposition of sociopathic child rapist Min Zhu on his way out as an executive of a publicly traded American corporation.

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