What Is 'Public Interest' Under California Anti-SLAPP Law?

Law360, New York (December 1, 2016, 5:35 PM EST) -- Felix Shafir

Jeremy Rosen California’s anti-SLAPP statute “allows a court to strike any cause of action that arises from the defendant’s exercise of his or her constitutionally protected right of free speech or petition for redress of grievances.” (Flatley v. Mauro (2006) 39 Cal.4th 299, 311-312.) Two of the four categories of activities protected by the anti-SLAPP law “require a specific showing” that the challenged cause of action “concerns a matter of public interest.” (Damon v. Ocean Hills Journalism Club (2000) 85 Cal.App.4th 468, 474.)...
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