Cases & Deals

Opinion holds that, in context of an anti-SLAPP motion, certain post-eviction conduct by a landlord is actionable

Clients Nonprofit legal services organizations

On behalf of five nonprofit legal services organizations, including Bet Tzedek, LAFLA, and The Tenderloin Housing Clinic, Jones Day Los Angeles successfully obtained publication of an important appellate decision involving the application of California's SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) statute in landlord-tenant disputes. See Clark v. Mazgani, Case No. B198309 (reporter publication pending). The opinion is the first to hold that certain post-eviction conduct by a landlord is actionable and capable of withstanding anti-SLAPP motion scrutiny. Prior to the Second Appellate District's decision in Clark, the relevant law addressing the universe of conduct protected under California's SLAPP statute almost exclusively involved a landlord's pre-eviction conduct. The decision was ordered published on February 5, 2009.

Clark v. Mazgani, Case No. B198309 (reporter publication pending)

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