Panel Reverses Denial Of Anti-SLAPP Motion In UCL Suit For Reputational Harm

Mealey's (May 11, 2023, 7:34 AM EDT) -- LOS ANGELES — A California appellate court panel reversed a trial court’s denial of a defense motion to strike under the state’s anti-Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (SLAPP) law, writing that the defendant’s claims that purportedly damaged the reputation of her ex-boyfriend and formed the basis for his claim that she violated California’s unfair competition law (UCL) are protected speech under the statute....

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