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Assemblymember Soria Dodges Questions About Defamation Lawsuit
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By Jahz Tello, Video Production Assistant
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May 3, 2024
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Assemblymember Esmeralda Soria, left, declines to answer questions from GV Wire's David Taub, right, about the state Supreme Court's decision not to hear her appeal of a lower court ruling in Fresno City Councilmember Mike Karbassi's defamation lawsuit against her, Friday, May 3, 2024. (GV Wire/Jahz Tello)

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The California Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to hear an appeal from Assemblymember Esmeralda Soria, who is the subject of a defamation lawsuit by a Fresno city councilmember.

The impact: Councilmember Mike Karbassi’s litigation against Soria will resume in a Fresno courtroom in August.

On Friday, GV Wire sought comment from Soria, who was in no mood to talk following a public event in Fresno. Previous efforts for a statement from Soria about the case failed to get a response.

In March, Joanna Garcia Rose, a Merced Republican, garnered more votes than incumbent Democrat Soria in the state Assembly District 27 primary.

Garcia Rose finished first in the primary even though Soria held a 36-to-1 fundraising edge.

 

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Jahz Tello,
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Jahz joined GV Wire in early 2018 as a Video Production Assistant and is now a Videographer. He came to us with experience in video editing and production, most recently with Fresno State Athletics. Jahz received a Bachelor’s Degree in Multimedia from Fresno State in 2014. He has a passion for video, music and film. In his spare time, Jahz likes to cook, catch up on current events, listen to music and exercise. You can contact him at 559-492-4016 or Send an Email .

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