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City of Montebello v. Vasquez, B245959

In an action brought by plaintiff-city against defendant-city officials seeking declaratory relief for violations of Government Code section 1090, which prohibits city officers and employees from having a financial interest in any contract made by them in their official capacity, the trial court's denial of defendants' special motion to strike the complaint under California's anti-SLAPP statute is affirmed, where: 1) the public enforcement exemption does not apply; but 2) defendants have failed to make a threshold showing that their challenged actions arose from protected activity within the meaning of the anti-SLAPP statute.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 05/30/2014
  • Published 05/30/2014




  • California Court of Appeal


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