Bird Marella Achieves Victorious Result in Anti-SLAPP Motion for Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Bird Marella principals Gary Lincenberg and Thomas Reichert recently won an anti-SLAPP motion and obtained dismissal of a defamation lawsuit brought by political competitor Joe E. Collins III against Congresswoman Maxine Waters and her campaign committee. The lawsuit was related to statements Congresswoman Waters made about the plaintiff during the November 2020 election campaign.

On May 27, 2021, the Los Angeles Superior Court granted Bird Marella’s motion for attorney’s fees and awarded the total amount of requested fees and costs.