Simpson Strong-Tie Co., Inc. v. Gore, S164174
In plaintiff's action for defamation and related claims against an attorney and a law firm, arising from an advertisement placed by the defendants addressing owners of wood decks that they may have a claim against plaintiff and other manufacturers of certain galvanized screws, dismissal of the entire complaint under the anti-SLAPP statute is affirmed as plaintiff's expansive construction of the commercial speech exemption is rejected, and thus, the complaint was not exempted from the anti-SLAPP statute by section 425.1(c)(1).
- Decided 05/17/2010
- Published 05/17/2010
- Supreme Court of California
- For Appellant:
- Shartsis Friese, Arthur J. Shartsis, Erick C. Howard; Eisenberg and Hancock, Jon B. Eisenberg and William N. Hancock for Plaintiff and Appellant.
- For Appellees:
- Davis Wright Tremaine, Thomas R. Burke and Rochelle L. Wilcox for Defendants and Respondents., Arkin & Glovsky and Sharon Arkin for Consumer Attorneys of California as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Defendants and Respondents., Levy, Ram & Olson and Karl Olson for Senator Sheila Kuehl and California First Amendment Coalition as Amici Curiae on behalf of Defendants and Respondents.