Anton v Pantoja

Anton v Pantoja

Plaintiff appeals from an order awarding defendants their attorney’s fees incurred in presenting their successful special motion to strike the complaint ( Code Civ. Proc., ยง 425.16, subd. (c)) 1. Plaintiff contends the trial court incorrectly determined it had no discretion to reduce the fees claimed by defendants below the amount set out in defendants’ supporting declarations, and therefore it awarded defendants the full amount requested without exercising its discretion to reduce the fees sought, which plaintiff contends are excessive. We find no abuse of discretion and affirm. [Mr. Horwitz represented the defendant / respondent.]