UK Medical Journal Invokes Anti-SLAPP Law In Libel Suit

Law360, New York (March 14, 2012, 1:14 PM EDT) -- A British medical review on Friday protested that its so-called "defamatory" articles about a doctor's campaign to connect autism to pediatric vaccinations were in fact true, invoking Texas' fledgling anti-strategic lawsuit against public participation law to dismiss the libel suit.

BMJ Publishing Group Ltd., publisher of the British Medical Journal, filed one of the state's first anti-SLAPP motions on behalf of a media company against Andrew Wakefield, a doctor who for decades has argued a link between autism and the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, calling...
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