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 plaintiff. The goal of a SLAPP suit is not to win on the merits, but rather to discourage the defendant’s right to free speech through the prospect of ruinously expensive litigation…… Click the link to read more:  Getting SLAPP-ed in Federal Court