Calif. Case Law Is An Excellent Anti-SLAPP Resource
February 28, 2014, 5:33 PM EST
Law360, New York (February 28, 2014, 5:33 PM EST) -- Over the last 25 years, state legislatures in well over half the states have passed statutes aimed at halting lawsuits designed to chill the valid exercise of constitutional rights of freedom of speech and petition, denominated as “strategic lawsuits against public participation” (or “SLAPP” suits). These statutes come in all shapes and sizes, taking aim at the SLAPP problem with varying degrees of precision.
California was among the first states to pass such legislation, and its statute remains one of the broadest in the nation. Further,...