-2-Judgment (Docket # 104). Also before the Court is Defendant BookSurge’s Motion forOral Argument/Hearing (Docket # 101). The Court DENIES the Motion and decides thematter after reviewing the parties’ submissions.Remaining before the Court are Plaintiff Shana Sandler’s Motion for PartialSummary Judgment and Incorporated Memorandum of Law (Docket # 87) (Redacted),Defendant BookSurge, LLC’s (“BookSurge”) Motion for Summary Judgment on allClaims of Plaintiff Shana Sandler and Incorporated Memorandum of Law (Docket #96)(Redacted) and BookSurge’s Motion for Summary Judgment on Cross-Claim of Defendants Ralph and Maureen Calcagni and Incorporated Memorandum of Law(Docket # 97). After reviewing the parties’ submissions, the Court DENIES Plaintiff’sMotion and GRANTS Defendant BookSurge’s Motion for the reasons explained below.
This case arises out of a conflict between two young women who attended highschool together and the publication of a book,
Help Us Get Mia
, that detailed eventssurrounding the conflict.
A. The Parties
Plaintiff Shana Sandler (“Ms. Sandler”) is a senior at High Point University inNorth Carolina. Ms. Sandler graduated from Winthrop High School in Winthrop, Mainein June 2004. Ms. Sandler is Jewish.Defendant Mia Calcagni (“Ms. Calcagni”) also attended Winthrop High School.Her parents, Defendants Ralph and Maureen Calcagni, live in Winthrop, Maine.Defendant Peter Mars is a retired police officer and author from NorthMonmouth, Maine.