Case Conclusion Date: November 9, 2010
Practice Area: Libel / Slander
Outcome: Six of seven claims were dismissed under the anti-SLAPP law and more than $80,000 in attorneys fees were awarded.
Description: The trial court denied an anti-SLAPP motion to strike a dentist's claims of libel per se and intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress, filed against two parents and Yelp!, arising from a negative review on Yelp! regarding the dentist's treatment of the parents' child. The Court of Appeal held that six of the seven claims should have been dismissed pursuant to the anti-SLAPP law. On remand, more than $80,000 in attorneys fees were awarded