JORGE ROBLES, ET AL. VS MARIBEL HINOJOSA

Case No.: 20STCV19168    

MOTION FOR ATTORNEY FEES (ANTI-SLAPP) IS DENIED.

Background

On May 20, 2020, Plaintiffs Jorge Robles and Meshal Kashifalghita (“Kash”) filed the instant action against Defendant Maribel Hinojosa and Does 1 through 100. The Complaint asserts causes of action for:

Defamation: Libel Per Se [Pursuant to Civil Code § 45a];

Defamation: Slander [Pursuant to Civil Code § 46]; and

Violation of Business and Professions Code §§ 17200, et seq. (Unfair Competition Law).

On October 16, 2020, the Court denied Defendant’s motion to strike Plaintiffs’ Complaint as an unlawful Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (“SLAPP”) filed and for an award of attorneys’ fees and costs.

Plaintiffs now move for attorney fees incurred relating to their successful opposition to the anti-SLAPP motion.

Legal Standard

Code of Civil Procedure section 425.16, subdivision (c)(1) provi........