Case Conclusion Date: February 4, 2005
Practice Area: Constitutional
Outcome: Landord's lawsuit against our client was dismissed pursuant our client's anti-SLAPP motion.
Description: Our client, John Quintero, was part of organized public protests against Richard Thomas, his landlord. After Quintero and others appeared at Thomasâ€™s church, Thomas filed a petition against Quintero seeking injunctive relief against civil harassment (per Code of Civil Procedure section 527.6). Quintero filed an anti-SLAPP motion, which the trial court denied. The appellate court reversed, holding that the section 527.6 petition to enjoin civil harassment was subject to an anti-SLAPP motion and the plaintiff had not shown that the lawsuit had any merit.