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Vargas v. City of Salinas, H027693

Grant of a special motion to strike the plaintiffs' complaint under the anti-SLAPP law is affirmed regarding a complaint alleging improper government expenditures concerning a local initiative election where defendants demonstrated that plaintiffs' claims arose from constitutionally protected speech, and plaintiffs failed to show a likelihood of prevailing in the action.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 12/29/2005
  • Published 12/29/2005


  • McADAMS, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Steven J. Andre, for Appellants., Joseph T. Francke, General Counsel, Californias Aware, for Amicus Curiae on behalf of Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Vanessa W. Vallarta, City Attorney, M. Christine Davi, Senior Deputy City Attorney, Office of the City Attorney, Joel Franklin, Law Offices of Joel Franklin, Monterey, for Respondents., Stephen P. Traylor, Asst. General Counsel, League of California Cities, for Amicus Curiae on behalf of Respondent.
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