Mealey's Insurance - Judge Finds Counterclaims In Interpleader Suit Not Barred By Anti-SLAPP Statute

Mealey's Insurance - Judge Finds Counterclaims In Interpleader Suit Not Barred By Anti-SLAPP Statute

OAKLAND, Calif. - Finding that an insured's breach of contract and bad faith counterclaims against its insurer did not arise primarily out of the insurer's protected activity, a California federal judge on April 3 declined to strike or dismiss the counterclaims under California's anti-SLAPP (strategic lawsuits against public participation) statute (Gotham Insurance Co. v. Shasta Technologies LLC, et al., No. 4:13-cv-03810, N.D. Calif.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 47007).

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