2014: A Busy Year For Anti-SLAPP Litigation And Legislation

Jan 27, 15

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Laura Lee Prather, PPP Board member and partner at Haynes and Boone, LLP, recently co-authored a piece looking back at anti-SLAPP developments across the country in 2014.  Read the post from Law 360 here: read more

Ohio should stop lawsuits that target free speech

Jan 05, 15

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Benjamin J. Marrison of the Columbus Dispatch recently wrote a column advocating for anti-SLAPP legislation in Ohio. “One of the things readers tell us they value most about The Dispatchis our commitment to watchdog, investigative reporting. We have intelligent, savvy readers. Based on feedback over the years, it’s clear...

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Here Are The Companies That Want To Charge You $2,500-$100,000 For Negative Reviews

Dec 19, 14

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From our friends at Techdirt: Geek gadget also-ran KlearGear gained internet infamy thanks to the following paragraph tucked away on its “Terms of...

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TX Case of First Impression Involves Fracking, Defamation Claims and Anti-SLAPP Law

Dec 15, 14

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The Texas Supreme Court heard arguments Dec. 4 in a case of the first impression pitting Fort Worth-based natural gas drilling company Range Resources Corp. and its subsidiary against fracking opponents. The companies allege the fracking opponents defamed them through statements and release of a video to the media showing a hose...

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Court agrees that Google’s search results qualify as free speech

Nov 19, 14

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The regulation of Google’s search results has come up from time to time over the past decade, and although the idea has gained some traction in Europe (most recently with “right to be forgotten” laws), courts and regulatory bodies...

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