In plaintiff's case against defendant claiming breach of contract in refusing to pay for legal representation, among others, trial court's denial of defendant's anti-SLAPP motion is vacated and remanded as the trial court lacked the jurisdiction to rule on the merits of the motion because, prior to the ruling, plaintiff had voluntarily dismissed the case before trial had commenced.
Filed October 27, 2009
Opinion by Judge Aldrich
For Appellant: Law offices of Jeffrey T. Bell and Jeffrey T. Bell
For Appellee: Law offices of Andrew L. Ellis, Andrew L. Ellis and Mitchell J. Langberg