Hooshmand Law Group Wins Important Anti-SLAPP Law Suit Appeal Concerning Landlord Retaliation against Tenant

Attorneys Mark Hooshmand and Tyson Redenbarger of the Hooshmand Law Group successfully argued in the Court of Appeal concerning the reversal of an order of the trial court.

In 2012, our client came to the Hooshmand Law Group after being evicted from her apartment. The Hooshmand Law Group filed a complaint against her former landlords, alleging numerous causes of action including retaliation. The landlord filed a special motion to strike the complaint under the “anti-SLAPP” statute (Code of Civil Procedure 425.16) asserting the retaliation claim arose from protected First Amendment activity-namely the eviction.

The Superior Court granted the landlord’s motion which had the effect of dismissing the retaliation cause of action. However, Mark Hooshmand and Tyson Redenbarger appealed the decision. In a March 2, 2015 decision the Court reversed the trial court’s order stating the landlords had not carried their burden, the cause of action was not related to protected activity, and the decision would be reversed.

The Hooshmand Law Group is proud of this accomplishment and the ability to pursue a claim for damages in this case. This appeal victory evidences Hooshmand Law Group’s commitment to actively and passionately litigating for our clients through every step of the process.