Mandatory Attorneys’ Fees To Prevailing anti-SLAPP Defendants

California’s anti-SLAPP statute (CCP § 425.16(c)) provides that a "prevailing defendant on a special motion to strike shall be entitled to recover his or her attorney’s fees and costs. The fee award is not discretionary–it is mandatory–and the fees can be very significant. The purpose behind this rule is to discourage strategic lawsuits against public […]