Herbalife Heir Gets Malicious Prosecution Suit Nixed

Law360, New York (November 30, 2012, 8:43 PM EST) -- A California state judge on Friday tossed a malicious prosecution suit against the heir to Herbalife International Inc. who had argued that the suit, brought by a prominent entertainment attorney accused of charging the Herbalife estate excessive fees, violated a public participation statute.

Judge Suzanne Bruguera granted Alexander Hughes’ motion to strike Hillel Chodos’ suit under California’s anti-Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation, or anti-SLAPP, law. Her ruling was made at a brief hearing Friday.

The present case stems from a malpractice suit launched against Chodos on...
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