In an dispute involving an employment contract, trial court judgment is affirmed where the trial court properly denied defendant's motion to strike under the anti-SLAPP (strategic lawsuit against public participation) statute as plaintiff's retaliation and wrongful termination claims did not arise from defendant's protected First Amendment activity.
APPEALS from orders of the Superior Court for the County of Los Angeles. Joe W. Hilberman and Allan J. Goodman, Judges. Affirmed.
SECOND APPELLATE DISTRICT, DIVISION EIGHT
Filed June 24, 2009
Before O'NEILL, J., FLIER, Acting P.J., BIGELOW, J.
Opinion by O'NEILL, J.
For Defendant: Paul A. Blechne