Calif. Justices Clarify Anti-SLAPP Application To Mixed Claims

By Melissa Daniels (August 1, 2016, 8:51 PM EDT) -- The California Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the state's anti-SLAPP law designed to curb lawsuits over protected free speech can apply in cases with mixed causes of action, reversing a lower court ruling and providing clarity in an area where courts had split.

At issue was whether California's anti-Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation law, which can be used to trim claims arising from protected activity, can be used in cases with mixed causes of action, or claims that combine both protected free speech and other activities.

The case in front of the high court examined whether the Court of Appeal...

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