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A 2017 Roundup Of Calif. Anti-SLAPP Appellate Decisions

Law360 (February 14, 2018, 2:04 PM EST) -- In 2017, California’s state and federal appellate courts issued 34 published opinions interpreting the state’s anti-strategic lawsuit against public participation statute[1] and more than 169 unpublished appellate opinions. The California Supreme Court twice reaffirmed the statute’s broad construction.[2] According to the California Judicial Council, more than 425 anti-SLAPP motions were filed in California’s trial courts in 2017. As we do annually, we briefly summarize the past year’s most significant anti-SLAPP developments. Enacted in 1992 to protect the exercise of free speech and petitioning activities, California’s anti-SLAPP...
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