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DU CHARME v. INT'L BHD. OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS, LOCAL 45, A097898

In order to satisfy the public issue/issue of public interest requirement of subdivisions (e)(3) and (4) of the anti-SLAPP statute, in cases where the issue is not of interest to the public at large, but rather to a limited, but definable portion of the public (a private group, organization, or community), the constitutionally protected activity must occur in the context of an ongoing controversy, dispute or discussion, such that it warrants protection by a statute that embodies the public policy of encouraging participation in matters of public significance.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/03/2003
  • Published 07/03/2003

Judges

  • KLINE, P.J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  •  Jeffrey B. Demain, San Francisco, Altshuler, Berzon, Nussbaum, Rubin & Demain, Sue D. Gunter, Sherman, Dunn Cohen, Leifer & Yellig, P.C., Michael Posner, Los Angeles, Posner & Rosen LLP, for Defendants and Appellants., Roderick P. Bushnell, Bushnell, Caplan & Fielding, LLP, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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