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Cabral v. Martins, No., A120657

In plaintiff's action against her ex-husband and various others including several attorneys involving their alleged participation to conceal assets to avoid child support, grant of attorney's special motion to strike under the anti-SLAPP statute and award of attorneys' fees is affirmed where: 1) plaintiff's cause of action is predicated on protected activity under the anti-SLAPP statute and the probate proceedings and the litigation defense were protected petitioning activity for purposes of the anti-SLAPP statute; 2) plaintiff did not show a probability of success on the merits; and 3) plaintiff did not demonstrate any abuse of the trial court's discretion in determining the appropriate amount of attorney fees to award.      

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Appellate Information

Filed September 4, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge Ruvolo

Counsel

For Appellant:  Law Offices of Stephen G. Opperwall 

For Respondent:  Drath, Clifford, Murphy & Hagen, Ray Z. Bacerdo, Kelly M. Flanagan, Phillips, Greenberg & Hauser, Jerry Hauser