California Courts may Grant Anti-SLAPP Motion to a Part of a Cause of Action

Section 425.16 of the California Code of Civil Procedure allows a defendant to bring a special motion to strike ('Anti-SLAPP') to causes of action aimed at chilling exercise of free speech. Here, Plaintiff's causes of action which combined conduct protected by Anti-SLAPP with unprotected conduct. Held: Trial court may grant Anti-SLAPP to a part of a cause of action.
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