This is the property of the Daily Journal Corporation and fully protected by copyright. It is made available only to Daily Journal subscribers for personal or collaborative purposes and may not be distributed, reproduced, modified, stored or transferred without written permission. Please click "Reprint" to order presentation-ready copies to distribute to clients or use in commercial marketing materials or for permission to post on a website. and copyright (showing year of publication) at the bottom.
Subscribe to the Daily Journal for access to Daily Appellate Reports, Verdicts, Judicial Profiles and more...


    Filter by date
     to 
    Search by Case Name
    Search by Judge
    Search by Case Number
    Search by DJ Citation Number
    Search by Category
    Search by Court
Name Category Published
Aron v. WIB Holdings
To grant new trial motion based on 'newly-discovered evidence, such evidence must have been in existence at time of original trial.
Anti-SLAPP 2DCA/2 Mar. 30, 2018
MMM Holdings, Inc. v. Reich
Anti-SLAPP dismissal proper where plaintiffs sued over fired employee's retention and use of work-related files in a qui tam action alleging insurance fraud against plaintiffs.
Anti-SLAPP 4DCA/3 Mar. 14, 2018
Dean v. Friends of Pine Meadow
Claims do not arise from commercial speech where speech alleged fails to satisfy 'Kasky v. Nike' elements for distinguishing commercial speech.
Anti-SLAPP 1DCA/4 Mar. 12, 2018
Bel Air Internet, LLC v. Morales
Special motion to strike may be supported purely by fact that allegations in complaint target protected activity.
Anti-SLAPP 2DCA/2 Mar. 2, 2018
Area 51 Productions v. City of Alameda
Communicative acts underlying City refusal to grant property-use license to plaintiff not Anti-SLAPP protected activity in connection with breach of contract claim
Anti-SLAPP 1DCA/4 Feb. 22, 2018
Gaynor v. Bulen
Though filing of petition is protected activity under anti-SLAPP statute, such motion fails where petition is evidence of underlying, unprotected breach of fiduciary duty.
Anti-SLAPP 4DCA/1 Jan. 24, 2018
Golden Eagle Land Investment v. Rancho Santa Fe Association
Conduct regarding an issue of public interest when participating in the government entitlement process affecting property is an act in furtherance of the right to free speech under the anti SLAPP statute.
Anti-SLAPP 4DCA/1 Jan. 16, 2018
Central Valley Hospitalists v. Dignity Health
A defendant must show that a complaint alleges acts arising from privileged activities in order to challenge a cause of action pursuant to an anti-SLAPP motion.
Anti-SLAPP 1DCA/2 Jan. 11, 2018
Breazeale v. Victim Services, Inc.
Appeal of order denying Anti-SLAPP motion in public interest case dismissed for lack of jurisdiction where such orders are not immediately appealable.
Anti-SLAPP 9th Dec. 28, 2017
Optional Capital Inc. v. Das Corporation et al.
The 'law of the case doctrine' does not apply to a prior decision involving different parties and issues.
Anti-SLAPP 2DCA/1 Dec. 12, 2017
Santa Clara Waste Water Co. v. County of Ventura etc.
County's Environmental Health Division entitled to anti-SLAPP protection when it seeks to relay information regarding hazardous materials to the district attorney.
Anti-SLAPP 2DCA/6 Dec. 4, 2017
Dickinson v. Cosby
Judgment granting anti-SLAPP motion reversed where statements are not opinions but rather state or imply a 'provably false assertion of fact.'
Anti-SLAPP 2DCA/8 Nov. 24, 2017
Klem v. Access Insurance Co.
Defendant's statement to entity with common interest is qualifiedly privileged where plaintiff fails to show that statement was made with malice.
Anti-SLAPP 4DCA/1 Nov. 21, 2017
Whitehall v. County of San Bernardino
County's termination of social worker in response to her disclosure of County's intent to alter evidence presented to dependency court not activity protected by anti-SLAPP statute.
Anti-SLAPP 4DCA/2 Nov. 16, 2017
Mission Beverage Co. v. Pabst Brewing Co. LLC
Beer brewer unsuccessful in striking complaint under anti-SLAPP statute, where cancellation of distributorship contract is not protected activity and distributor makes out prima facie case of breach.
Anti-SLAPP 2DCA/2 Sep. 26, 2017
Okorie v. Los Angeles Unified School District
Anti-SLAPP motion properly granted favoring LAUSD in action involving protected and unprotected activities where protected conduct was integral to each of cause of action.
Anti-SLAPP 2DCA/1 Aug. 18, 2017
Cross v. Facebook
Plaintiff must show that defendant used plaintiff’s identity in order to prevail under a common law right of publicity claim.
Anti-SLAPP 1DCA/2 Aug. 11, 2017
Parrish v. Latham & Watkins
Probable cause is established where a trial court rules in favor of the plaintiff in the underlying action, even if a subsequent ruling overturns the initial ruling.
Anti-SLAPP CASC Aug. 11, 2017
Bonni v. St. Joseph Health System
Anti-SLAPP motion erroneously granted in favor of Hospital where surgeon-plaintiff’s complaint did not arise from peer review proceedings, but from alleged retaliatory motive.
Anti-SLAPP California Courts of Appeal Jul. 28, 2017
FilmOn.com v. DoubleVerify Inc.
Anti-SLAPP motion properly granted in favor of provider of advertising authentication services in suit challenging provider’s negative classification of plaintiff’s websites.
Anti-SLAPP California Courts of Appeal Jul. 27, 2017
Crossroads Investors L.P. v. Federal National Mortgage Association
On remand, appellate court overturns denial of Fannie Mae’s anti-SLAPP motion, allowing Fannie Mae to dodge most of property owners’ wrongful foreclosure claims.
Anti-SLAPP California Courts of Appeal Jul. 27, 2017
Jordan-Benel v. Universal City Studios Inc.
Writer who accused producers of film series 'The Purge' of failing to pay him for stealing his screenplay idea defeats defendants' anti-SLAPP motion.
Anti-SLAPP 9th Jun. 21, 2017
San Diegans for Open Government v. San Diego State University Research Foundation (investigative newsource)
Anti-SLAPP motions in journalism organization's favor properly granted, where organization's contracting with local radio and television station is protected conduct.
Anti-SLAPP Jun. 4, 2017
San Diegans for Open Government v. San Diego State University Research Foundation (investigative newsource)
Anti-SLAPP motions in journalism organization's favor properly granted, where organization's contracting with local radio and television station is protected conduct.
Anti-SLAPP May 4, 2017
Jackson v. Mayweather
Boxing champion succeeds in striking former girlfriend's claims for defamation, false light portrayal, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Anti-SLAPP Apr. 20, 2017
Charney v. Standard General LP
Former American Apparel CEO alleging defamation based on statements made in press release unsuccessful in overturning grant of anti-SLAPP motion.
Anti-SLAPP Mar. 30, 2017
Colyear v. Rolling Hills Community Association of Rancho Palos Verdes
Homeowner defeats neighbor's quiet title claim via anti-SLAPP motion involving private dispute between neighbors that involved tree-trimming issue that was of public interest.
Anti-SLAPP Mar. 27, 2017
Sheley v. Harrop
Allegations of misuse of corporate funds for filing lawsuit in mixed causes of action subject to anti-SLAPP motion as right to file lawsuit is protected activity.
Anti-SLAPP Mar. 22, 2017
Colyear v. Rolling Hills Community Association of Rancho Palos Verdes
Homeowner defeats neighbor's quiet title claim via anti-SLAPP motion involving private dispute between neighbors that involved tree-trimming issue that was of public interest.
Anti-SLAPP Mar. 2, 2017
Melamed v. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Anti-SLAPP motion properly granted in retaliation case in which plaintiff complained to hospital about lack of equipment after his suspension proceedings had commenced.
Anti-SLAPP Feb. 28, 2017