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California Court of Appeal

Baughn v. Dep't of Forestry, 072462

In a government employment suit appeal from the denial of an anti-SLAPP motion under Code of Civil Procedure section 425.16, and an award of attorney fees to the successful plaintiff, the trial court's judgment is: 1) affirmed as to denial of the motion where defendant failed to demonstrate plaintiffs' action arose from conduct taken by defendant in furtherance of its right of speech in connection with a public issue or an issue of public interest; and 2) reversed as to the award of attorney fees, where the trial court relied on an improper basis for awarding fees to plaintiff.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2016/04/06




  • California Court of Appeal


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