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Schaffer v. City and County of San Francisco, A120225

In a case against the city and county for violation of plaintiffs civil rights in connection with arrest and prosecution, judgment granting defendant-city's anti-SLAPP (strategic lawsuit against public participation) motion to strike plaintiff's complaint is affirmed over claims that: 1) the court erred in concluding that defendants' statements, made in the course and scope of their duties as police officers, were not protected by the anti-SLAPP statute; and 2) court erred when it did not grant plaintiff's request for leave to amend the complaint to state a claim under 42 United States Code section 1983.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 11/26/2008
  • Published 11/26/2008




  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Scott Law Firm, John Houston Scott and Lizabeth N. de Vries, Law Offices of Randolph E. Daar and Randolph E. Daar, San Francisco, for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Dennis J. Herrera, City Attorney, Joanne Hoeper, Chief Trial Deputy, Warren Metlitzky, Deputy City Attorney for Defendants and Respondents.
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