The UCL Practitioner
Saturday, May 08, 2004
Yet another new UCL/SLAPP decision
In People ex rel. Lockyer v. Brar, 115 Cal.App.4th 1315 (Feb. 24, 2004), the Fourth District dismissed an appeal from an order denying a SLAPP motion, finding it "about as patently frivolous an appeal taken for purposes of delay as imaginable," since "[t]he anti-SLAPP statute specifically exempts actions brought by public prosecutors." Id. at 1318 (emphasis in original). The SLAPP motion was filed by an attorney, Harpreet Brar, whom the attorney general sued "to obtain an order to make him stop filing lawsuits under California's unfair competition law (Bus. & Prof. Code, §17200). Allegedly, Brar has engaged in the sort of abuse of California's unfair competition law which made the Trevor Law Group a household name in California in 2002 and 2003." Id. at 1317.

I believe that brings to SIX the number of published UCL decisions involving SLAPP motions issued since the end of last November.
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