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City of Colton v. Singletary, E052377

In litigation over a developer's agreement to construct infrastructure in a city as part of a subdivision plan, in which the trial court granted the developer's anti-SLAPP motion as to causes of action for unfair business practices and injunctive relief and awarded attorney's fees and costs, judgment is affirmed in part and reversed in part, where: 1) lawsuit-related allegations could be parsed from the causes of action and stricken, while allegations related to non-protected activity could remain as part of the complaint; 2) the public interest and public enforcement exceptions did not apply; 3) the fee award was directly appealable; 4) the trial court correctly found that the developer was the prevailing party on the anti-SLAPP motion; and 5) there was no abuse of discretion in the attorney's fee award.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 05/30/2012
  • Published 05/30/2012

Judges

  • Miller

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Best Best & Krieger, Law Offices of Courtney M. Coates