SLAPP

Anti-SLAPP Law

Short for strategic lawsuits against public participation, SLAPPs have become an all-too-common tool for intimidating and silencing critics of businesses, often for environmental and local land development issues. An “anti-SLAPP” law is meant to provide a remedy from SLAPP suits. Under most such statutes, the person sued makes a motion Read more…

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Litigation

California’s Anti-Slapp

Passed into law in 1992, California‚Äôs anti-SLAPP statute (prohibiting stra- tegic lawsuits against public participation, or SLAPPs) has evolved into a nuanced but powerful procedural device for litigants facing lawsuits arising from protected petitioning or speech activity. Found at Code of Civil Procedure sections 425.16 through 425.18, it presents a Read more…

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Litigation

Getting SLAPP-ed in Federal Court:

Getting SLAPP-ed in Federal Court: Applying State Anti-SLAPP Special Motions to Dismiss in Federal Court After Shady Grove In recent years, dozens of states have enacted anti-Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP) laws to counter SLAPP suits, or lawsuits filed to silence a defendant who has spoken out against a Read more…

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