You are a plaintiff in a lawsuit and the defendant filed and won an anti-SLAPP motion striking your entire complaint. May a court grant you leave to amend the complaint? In other words, will the court let you "fix the problem" with your complaint.
No. Simmons v. Allstate Co. (2001) 92 Cal.App.4th 1068, 1073.
The purpose of the anti-SLAPP statute is to eliminate meritless lawsuits at an early stage of litigation before it becomes too expensive to defend. Allowing plaintiffs to amend a complaint after a court has granted an anti-SLAPP motion would run contrary to the state purpose of section 425.16.
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