Does Yelp Have The ‘Most Trusted Reviews’? A Court Wants To Know More

Aug 04, 14

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PPP Board Member Eric Goldman, Director of the High Tech Law Institute and law professor at Santa Clara University School of Law, had a piece published on Forbes’ website recently discussing a lawsuit against Yelp over its consumer reviews and its review filter.  Read the full article here: read more

A Victory For State Anti-SLAPP Laws

Jul 28, 14

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Laura Lee Prather, PPP Board member and partner at Haynes and Boone, LLP, recently co-authored a piece on state anti-SLAPP laws for Law 360.  Read that article here: read more

Travolta Pilot’s Tell-All Suit Survives Anti-SLAPP Motion

Jul 24, 14

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SAN FRANCISCO — It will take more than an anti-SLAPP motion to bring down a suit filed against John Travolta by the movie star’s former pilot, the Second District Court of Appeal ruled Tuesday. Douglas Gotterba also claims he was Travolta’s lover and, according to Tuesday’s ruling, planned to publish a tell-all...

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Canadians have right to online anonymity, Supreme Court rules

Jun 19, 14

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A quick update on the international free speech front: Rejecting government fears of a “crime-friendly Internet,” the Supreme Court of Canada said anonymity is vital to personal privacy in the digital era. It told police they need a judge’s permission before asking Internet providers for basic information that would identify...

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Federal judge holds that TX’s anti-SLAPP law applies in federal court

Jun 13, 14

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Laura Lee Prather, PPP Board member and partner at Haynes and Boone, LLP, was the lead attorney for defendants in Williams v. Cordillera Communications, Inc., a defamation suit brought in the Southern District of Texas. Prather told PPP that the case “is significant because it is the first square application of the Texas...

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