SAN FRANCISCO — A victim of serial rapist and Max Factor heir Andrew Luster can keep her name private while she tries to collect a $19 million civil judgment against him, a California appeal court decided today.

Los Angeles’ Second District Court of Appeal overturned a trial court order that directed the anonymous plaintiff to sign verifications in her own name when responding to discovery requests. The panel reasoned that the order would undermine the point of allowing a plaintiff to pursue litigation anonymously.

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