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Calif. Justices Consider Anti-SLAPP Limits In Contract Row

Law360, San Francisco (January 3, 2018, 6:47 PM EST) -- The California Supreme Court questioned Wednesday whether defendants in a real estate contract fight waited too long to bring their first anti-SLAPP motion only after the plaintiff thrice amended its complaint, with the justices wondering whether that ran counter to the law’s goal of ending frivolous litigation quickly.

Several of the justices wondered why the defendants, Morris Cerullo World Evangelism and its vice president, Roger Artz, didn’t file an anti-Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation motion in response to earlier complaints. Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye noted that...
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