Barry v. State Bar

(California Court of Appeal) – The trial court’s order awarding attorney fees to defendant State Bar as the prevailing party on a special motion to strike plaintiff’s complaint which sought to vacate a stipulation she had entered into with the defendant regarding two disciplinary actions against her, is reversed and remanded, where the trial court’s lack of subject matter jurisdiction precluded it from awarding attorney fees under California Code of Civil Procedure section 425.16.