Plaintiff’s Attorneys Are Not Liable For anti-SLAPP Fees

Until recently it was an open question whether an attorney could be held liable jointly and severally with his or her client for attorneys’ fees pursuant to the anti-SLAPP statute. But the Second District Court of Appeal, located in Los Angeles, recently put this issue to bed. In Moore v. Kaufman, Justice Rothschild expounded an […]

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 […]