No. H035207.

200 Cal.App.4th 1331 (2011)

ANGELINA MORFIN VARGAS et al., Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. CITY OF SALINAS et al., Defendants and Respondents; STEVEN J. ANDRE, Movant and Appellant.

Court of Appeals of California, Sixth District.

November 18, 2011.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Law Office of Steven J. Andre and Steven J. Andre , for Plaintiffs and Appellants and for Movant and Appellant.

Law Offices of Manuel S. Klausner, Manuel S. Klausner ; Anthony T. Caso , John Eastman and Karen J. Lugo , for Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Plaintiffs and Appellants and Movant and Appellant.

Bryan Cave and Robert N. Treiman , for Californians Aware, The First Amendment Project and The First Amendment Coalition as Amici Curiae on behalf of Plaintiffs and Appellants and Movant and Appellant.

Vanessa W. Vallarta , City Attorney; Law Offices of Joel Franklin and Joel Franklin for Defendants and Respondents.



Plaintiffs Angelina Morfin Vargas and Mark Dierolf sued defendants City of Salinas and city manager, David Mora (collectively City), for alleged misuse of public funds. The suit was dismissed as a SLAPP1 under Code of Civil Procedure section 425.16, the so-called anti-SLAPP law.2 The ensuing judgment was affirmed by this court and by the Supreme Court. (Vargas...

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