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Club Members for an Honest Election v. Sierra Club, S143087

The public interest exception to the anti-SLAPP statute in Code of Civil Procedure section 425.17(b) applies only when an entire action is brought in the public interest, and if any part of a complaint seeks relief to directly benefit the plaintiff, by securing relief greater than or different from that sought on behalf of the general public, the section 425.17(b) exception does not apply.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 12/15/2008
  • Published 12/15/2008




  • Supreme Court of California


  • For Appellant:
  • Law Offices of Ian B. Kelley, Ian B. Kelley, San Francisco, Conrad Wu;  Law Office of Jeff D. Hoffman and Jeff D. Hoffman, San Francisco, for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Davis Wright Tremaine, Thomas R. Burke, san Francisco, Rochelle L. Wilcox, Los Angeles, and Susan E. Seager, for Defendants and Appellants., Law Offices of James Wheaton and James R. Wheaton, Oakland, for Senator Sheila Kuehl as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Defendants and Appellants.
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