Pa. Senate Passes Anti-SLAPP Measure

Jul 08, 15

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Law360, Philadelphia (July 1, 2015, 3:14 PM ET) — The Pennsylvania Senate threw its overwhelming support on Tuesday to legislation that would authorize monetary penalties for plaintiffs found to have filed so-called strategic lawsuits against public participation, or SLAPP suits, designed to stifle criticism against businesses...

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Florida’s broader anti-SLAPP law effective July 1, 2015

Jul 01, 15

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Effective July 1, 2015, Florida will have broader prohibitions against SLAPP suits, or “strategic lawsuits against public participation.” Many states have enacted anti-SLAPP laws to prevent companies and government entities from filing frivolous lawsuits against their critics. For example, when a citizen or consumer posts a...

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Nutty Trollish Guy On The Internet Files Nutty Trollish Defamation Lawsuit In Random State

Jun 19, 15

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Okay, look. We’ve really tried to ignore Chuck Johnson. It’s pretty obvious that he’s the kind of guy who does a bunch of the stuff that he does to get more attention. We’ve never covered his various hilarious legal threats, though you can see a bunch of them nicely cataloged at  read more

PPP Joins 33 Other Organizations in Letter Urging Congress to Enact SPEAK FREE Act

Jun 15, 15

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This morning, the Public Participation Project joined 33 other organizations in sending a letter to Chariman Goodlatte, Ranking Members Conyers, Chairman Franks, and Ranking Member Cohen in the House of Representatives, urging them to advance the bipartisan SPEAK FREE...

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Washington State Says Its Anti-SLAPP Law Is Unconstitutional

Jun 01, 15

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For years, we’ve talked about the importance of anti-SLAPP laws that help quickly toss out lawsuits whose sole purpose are to silence critics. A key point that we’ve made is the need for a read more

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