Appeals Court upholds Olympia Food Co-op’s boycott of Israeli goods

Apr 07, 14

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The state Court of Appeals has affirmed an Olympia judge’s ruling that a lawsuit seeking to end the Olympia Food Co-op’s boycott of Israeli goods was an illegal “strategic lawsuit against public participation” or SLAPP lawsuit. Read more from the Olympian here: read more

Two new potential SLAPPs that show the need for federal anti-SLAPP legislation

Apr 01, 14

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Federal anti-SLAPP legislation supporter Mike Masnick at techdirt wrote about two potential SLAPPs last week.  Both show the need for federal anti-SLAPP legislation, as Ohio does not have an anti-SLAPP law and New York’s anti-SLAPP law is notoriously weak.  Read more from techdirt here: 1) Property Management Company Filed...

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5th Circuit: Law firm sued for libel over website seeking clients isn’t protected by SLAPP statute

Mar 21, 14

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Agreeing with a trial court that statements made by a Texas law firm on a website seeking legal clients are commercial speech, a federal appeals court has ruled that the firm and two partners must defend a defamation claim made by a national dental firm that was an intended litigation target. Mauze & Bagby argued that the...

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Public hearing scheduled for PA proposed anti-SLAPP legislation

Mar 14, 14

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A lawmaker from southeastern Pennsylvania announced Tuesday that a hearing to address his proposed anti-SLAPP legislation would take place this spring. State Sen. Larry Farnese, a Democrat from Philadelphia, stated that the Senate Judiciary Committee would hold a public hearing on April 24 at the Philadelphia Bar Association’s...

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Calif. Case Law Is An Excellent Anti-SLAPP Resource

Mar 05, 14

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Law360, New York (February 28, 2014, 5:33 PM ET) – Frank Broccolo Over the last 25 years, state legislatures in well over half the states have passed statutes aimed at halting lawsuits designed to chill the valid exercise of constitutional rights of freedom of speech and petition, denominated as “strategic lawsuits...

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