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Baker v. Mulholland Security and Patrol, Inc., B232172

In a Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) retaliation case, the trial court's order awarding expert witness fees to the prevailing defendant is reversed, where: 1) the trial court applied an erroneous legal standard when it determined that expert witness fees may be awarded to a prevailing FEHA defendant without requiring a showing that the plaintiff's claim was frivolous; and 2) the plaintiff's case was not frivolous.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/28/2012
  • Published 03/28/2012


  • Grimes


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Eisenberg & Associates, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey