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People ex rel Strathmann v. Acacia Research Corp., G045390

In plaintiff's qui tam action alleging that his employer engaged in false and fraudulent insurance claims in connection with an on-going dispute with another biotechnology company involving stolen technology, trial court's grant of defendants' special motion to strike pursuant to the anti-SLAPP statute is reversed where plaintiff's qui tam action brought "on behalf of the general public" under Insurance Code section 1871.7 falls within the public interest exception of section 425.17(b).

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  • Decided 10/24/2012
  • Published 10/24/2012

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  • California Court of Appeal

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