Law Firm Can't Use SLAPP Law V. Insurer: Court

Law360, New York (March 13, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A California appeals court on Thursday shot down Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP's special motion to dismiss a former client's suit against it by invoking the state's anti-strategic lawsuit against public participation, or anti-SLAPP, law.

The First Appellate Court of Appeal of California ruled Thursday that Sheppard Mullin was not protected by that state's anti-SLAPP statute in its case against insurer United States Fire Insurance Co. United Fire wants to enjoin Sheppard from participating in a lawsuit against United Fire, saying the firm's past work...
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