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Clark v. Mazgani, B198309

In case involving the eviction of plaintiff-tenant from a rent-controlled apartment, grant of a strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP) motion contending that plaintiff-tenant's complaint arose from defendant-landlord's privileged communications made in the course of proceedings is reversed where: 1) tenant's claim did not arise from a protected activity; and 2) tenant's claims were based on the landlord's violation of rent control laws, not on acts in furtherance of the right of free speech or petition.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 02/05/2009
  • Published 02/05/2009

Judges

  • WEISBERG, J.*

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Blum Collins and Steven A. Blum, Los Angeles, for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Law Offices of Yevgeniya G. Lisitsa and Yevgeniya G. Lisitsa for Defendant and Appellant.
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