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Ruiz v. Harbor View Cmty Ass'n, G034912

Denial of defendant's motion to strike a libel cause of action pursuant to the anti-SLAPP statute is reversed where two allegedly defamatory letters written by defendant's attorney to plaintiff were protected speech and plaintiff failed to meet his burden of proving a probability of succeeding on his libel claim.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 12/19/2005
  • Published 12/19/2005



  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellees:
  • Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith and Gary M. Lape, Costa Mesa, for Defendant and Appellant., Tharpe & Howell and Paul W. Burke, Sherman Oaks, for Plaintiffs and Respondents.
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