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Jenni Rivera Enterprises v. Latin World Entertainment
Plaintiff made a prima facie showing sufficient to support favorable judgment on its claims against Producer defendants, but First Amendment barred plaintiff's claims against broadcaster.
Anti-SLAPP 2DCA/7 Jun. 28, 2019
Swanson v. County of Riverside
In order to succeed on an anti-SLAPP motion, the action must primarily arise from protected speech or petitioning activity; thus, anti-SLAPP motion did not apply.
Anti-SLAPP 4DCA/1 Jun. 19, 2019
Marriage of Benner
Plaintiff's petition to join court-appointed expert and provide notice of the trial court's intent to determine reasonableness of the expert's fees did not state cause of action against the expert.
Anti-SLAPP 4DCA/1 Jun. 14, 2019
Cuevas-Martinez v. Sun Salt Sand, Inc.
Trial court erred in granting respondents' anti-SLAPP motion to malicious prosecution complaint because respondents lacked probable cause to prosecute two claims in their prior lawsuit.
Anti-SLAPP 4DCA/2 Jun. 10, 2019
Rudisill v. Cal. Coastal Commission
Real parties in interest could have reasonably concluded that petitioner asserted claims against them arising from conduct protected under the anti-SLAPP statute, so attorneys' fees sanctions against real parties were unwarranted.
Anti-SLAPP 2DCA/2 Jun. 7, 2019
Modification: Key v. Tyler
Anti-SLAPP statute applies to petition seeking enforcement of no contest clause, and movant's presentation of an underlying ruling provided sufficient evidence demonstrating probability of success on movant's No Contest Petition.
Anti-SLAPP 2DCA/2 May 9, 2019
FilmOn.com Inc. v. DoubleVerify Inc.
Statements that concerned a matter of public interest, but were only issued privately to paying clients and did not contribute to any public debate, did not qualify for anti-SLAPP protection.
Anti-SLAPP CASC May 7, 2019
Key v. Tyler
Anti-SLAPP statute applies to petition seeking enforcement of no contest clause, and movant's presentation of an underlying ruling provided sufficient evidence demonstrating probability of success on movant's No Contest Petition.
Anti-SLAPP 2DCA/2 Apr. 23, 2019
Sonoma Media Investments, LLC v. Superior Court
Anti-SLAPP motion should have been granted as to all causes of action because plaintiffs failed to make a prima facie showing of falsity.
Anti-SLAPP 1DCA/5 Apr. 10, 2019
Modification: Sonoma Media Investments, LLC v. Superior Court
Modification
Anti-SLAPP 1DCA/5 Apr. 10, 2019
Workman v. Colichman
Communication only affecting small group of interested buyers in private home does not constitute 'public issue' under anti-SLAPP law. Appeal over anti-SLAPP motion denial sanctioned.
Anti-SLAPP 2DCA/4 Apr. 4, 2019
Richmond Compassionate Care Collective v. 7 Stars Holistic Foundation
Defendant prevailing on anti-SLAPP motion is entitled to attorney fees under Code of Civil Procedure Section 425.16(c) despite the fee-shifting provision of the Cartwright Act.
Anti-SLAPP 1DCA/2 Mar. 18, 2019
Laker v. Bd. of Trustees of the California State University
Universities' internal investigations qualify as official proceedings authorized by law, and statements made during those investigations qualify as protected activity for anti-SLAPP purposes.
Anti-SLAPP 6DCA Mar. 4, 2019
Sweetwater Union High School Dist. v. Gilbane Bldg. Co.
Anti-SLAPP statute permits consideration of affidavit equivalents such as change of plea forms and the incorporated factual narratives if made under penalty of California's perjury laws and if admissible at trial.
Anti-SLAPP 4DCA/1 Mar. 1, 2019
Richmond Compassionate Care v. 7 Stars Holistic
Private actions restraining trade are not protected activity, which must form the gravamen of a cause of action challenged by an anti-SLAPP motion to strike.
Anti-SLAPP 1DCA/2 Feb. 25, 2019
Symmonds v. Mahoney
A singer's selection of the musicians playing with him advances and assists the performance of the music, and therefore is an act in furtherance of his exercise of the right of free speech.
Anti-SLAPP 2DCA/1 Feb. 5, 2019
Rand Resources, LLC v. City of Carson
Certain of defendants' communications with third party formed the basis of plaintiffs' interference claims and were made 'in connection with' a matter of public interest; thus Court of Appeal erred in part in denying anti-SLAPP motion.
Anti-SLAPP CASC Feb. 5, 2019
Issa v. Applegate
Political figure could not demonstrate a probability of prevailing on his claim for libel because he could not show the implications were not 'substantially true;' thus, anti-SLAPP motion was properly granted.
Anti-SLAPP 4DCA/1 Jan. 28, 2019
Cheveldave v. Tri Palms Unified Owners Assn.
Davis-Stirling Act does not grant homeowners' association standing to pursue legal claims in its own name unless development contains 'common area' entailing mutual and reciprocal easements.
Anti-SLAPP 4DCA/2 Oct. 5, 2018
Moss Bros. Toy, Inc. v. Ruiz
A trial court properly granted an anti-SLAPP motion where the complaint was based on protected activity.
Anti-SLAPP 4DCA/2 Sep. 24, 2018
Modification: Serova v. Sony Music Entertainment
Anti-SLAPP motion should have been granted where defendant's representations as to musical content on Michael Jackson posthumous album were of public interest, and of the type that enjoy full First Amendment protection.
Anti-SLAPP 2DCA/2 Sep. 17, 2018
Takhar v. People ex rel. Feather River Air Quality Management Dist.
District's investigation of alleged violations of air pollution control laws, issuance of a notice of violation, and offer of settlement was protected petitioning activity in the context of an anti-SLAPP motion.
Anti-SLAPP 3DCA Sep. 13, 2018
Serova v. Sony Music Entertainment
Anti-SLAPP motion should have been granted where defendant's representations as to musical content on Michael Jackson posthumous album were of public interest, and of the type that enjoy full First Amendment protection.
Anti-SLAPP 2DCA/2 Aug. 30, 2018
L.G. v. M.B.
'Divorce proviso' proper basis to deny anti-SLAPP motion where potentially-defamatory statements made by defendant about third-party nanny in dissolution filings.
Anti-SLAPP 2DCA/2 Jul. 16, 2018
Turnbull v. Lucerne Valley Unified School Dist.
Anti-SLAPP motion denied where party posted medical note of plaintiff on social media
Anti-SLAPP 4DCA/2 Jun. 15, 2018
Yeager v. Holt
Denial of motion to declare suit asserting causes of action for malpractice, breach of contract, and misappropriation of name as SLAPP suit affirmed where suit does not attack expressive activity.
Anti-SLAPP 3DCA May 18, 2018
Planned Parenthood v. Center for Medical Progress
Judgment striking anti-SLAPP motion affirmed where motion that only challenges claim’s legal sufficiency is subject to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6) standard.
Anti-SLAPP 9th May 17, 2018
Newport Harbor Offices & Marina, LLC v. Morris Cerullo
Judgment denying anti-SLAPP motion reversed in part and remanded where plaintiff fails to show ‘its claims based on protected activity are legally sufficient and supported by prima facie showing of facts.’
Anti-SLAPP 4DCA/3 May 11, 2018
Kettler v. Gould
Denial of anti-SLAPP motion affirmed where Certified Financial Planners Board of Standards’ processes for reviewing complaints are not official proceeding authorized by law.
Anti-SLAPP 2DCA/8 Apr. 24, 2018
Guarino v. County of Siskiyou
Anti-SLAPP motion properly granted where public employee suit was in response to internal investigation of his alleged misconduct.
Anti-SLAPP 3DCA Apr. 2, 2018