Christian Research Inst. v. Alnor, G036587
In case alleging plaintiff was defamed by defendant's statement that plaintiff was under a federal ciminal investigation for mail fraud, denial of defendant's special motion to strike brought under the anti-SLAPP statute is reversed as plaintiffs failed to demonstrate a probability of prevailing by clear and convincing evidence that defendant made the challenged statement with "actual malice."
- Decided 02/28/2007
- Published 02/28/2007
- California Court of Appeal
- For Appellees:
- Ross, Dixon & Bell, Kevin F. Kieffer, Becki F. Kieffer, Jenece D. Solomon, Irvine; ACLU Foundation of Southern California and Peter J. Eliasberg, Los Angeles, for Defendant and Appellant., Tom S. Chun, Irvine, for Plaintiffs and Respondents.