738 Fed.Appx. 563 (9th Cir. 2018), 17-55924, P6 LA MF Holdings SPE, LLC v. Shekhter

Docket Nº:17-55924
Citation:738 Fed.Appx. 563
Party Name:P6 LA MF HOLDINGS SPE, LLC, a limited liability company; et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. Neil SHEKHTER, as an individual and as Trustee of The NMS Family Living Trust dated September 3, 1991; et al., Defendants-Appellants.
Attorney:James Prescott Fogelman, Attorney, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Los Angeles, CA, for Plaintiffs - Appellees Jennifer Mira Hashmall, Louis R. Miller, Esquire, Attorney, Jason Tokoro, Alexander Sasha Frid, Esquire, Attorney, Joshua C. Lee, Miller Barondess, LLP, Los Angeles, CA, for Defendant - App...
Judge Panel:Before: GRABER, WARDLAW, and CHRISTEN, Circuit Judges.
Case Date:September 25, 2018
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
 
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738 Fed.Appx. 563 (9th Cir. 2018)

P6 LA MF HOLDINGS SPE, LLC, a limited liability company; et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees,

v.

Neil SHEKHTER, as an individual and as Trustee of The NMS Family Living Trust dated September 3, 1991; et al., Defendants-Appellants.

No. 17-55924

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

September 25, 2018

Argued and Submitted August 8, 2018 Pasadena, California

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James Prescott Fogelman, Attorney, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Los Angeles, CA, for Plaintiffs - Appellees

Jennifer Mira Hashmall, Louis R. Miller, Esquire, Attorney, Jason Tokoro, Alexander Sasha Frid, Esquire, Attorney, Joshua C. Lee, Miller Barondess, LLP, Los Angeles, CA, for Defendant - Appellant Neil Shekhter, NMS Properties, Inc., NMS Capital Partners I, LLC

Jennifer Mira Hashmall, Louis R. Miller, Esquire, Attorney, Alexander Sasha Frid, Esquire, Attorney, Joshua C. Lee, Miller Barondess, LLP, Los Angeles, CA, for Defendant - Appellant Margot Shekhter

Alexander Sasha Frid, Esquire, Attorney, Miller Barondess, LLP, Los Angeles, CA, for Defendant - Appellant Does

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Central District of California, R. Gary Klausner, District Judge, Presiding, D.C. No. 2:17-cv-00616-RGK-SS

Before: GRABER, WARDLAW, and CHRISTEN, Circuit Judges.

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MEMORANDUM[*] AND ORDER

Neil Shekhter, Margot Shekhter, NMS Properties, Inc., and NMS Capital Partners I, LLC (collectively NMS) appeal the district courts denial of their special motion to strike under California Civil Procedure Code § 425.16 (the anti-SLAPP statute). NMS sought to strike tortious interference and slander of title claims brought by P6 LA MF Holdings SPE, LLC, et. al. (collectively AEW). AEWs complaint alleges several claims against NMS based on a series of letters NMS sent to dozens of third parties informing them of the dispute surrounding their Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) and in some cases, threatening litigation. NMS argues that AEWs claims...

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