Contract Suit Against Lawyers Not A SLAPP: Court

Law360, New York (June 30, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Massachusetts appeals court has said a lawsuit against an attorney accused of breach of contract by his former co-counsel and client did not run afoul of the state's anti-Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation statute.

A district court correctly denied the defendant attorney's attempt to invoke the anti-SLAPP statute, Judge James McHugh of the Massachusetts Appeals Court said in an order issued Monday.

Anti-SLAPP laws allow courts to toss suits filed in bad faith to intimidate an opponent, and are often applied to prevent large corporations...
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