Free­-market, pro­-consumer groups support federal anti-­SLAPP legislation

Feb 03, 16

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Yesterday, a coalition of free-market, pro-consumer groups sent a letter in support of the SPEAK FREE Act to members of the House Judiciary Committee. Here’s a portion of that letter: “On behalf of the undersigned free­-market organizations, we write to express our strong support for H.R. 2304, the SPEAK FREE Act, and...

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Eric Goldman: Top 10 Internet Law Developments Of 2015

Jan 29, 16

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Eric Goldman, PPP Board Member and Director of the High Tech Law Institute and law professor at Santa Clara University School of Law, recently posted his annual list of top Internet Law developments from the past year on Forbes.  You can read that full list here: read more

Texas: $1.3 Million in Anti-SLAPP Sanctions

In what appears to be the highest award since Texas‘ anti-SLAPP law was enacted, “Plaintiffs in a “revenge porn” defamation lawsuit must pay $1.3 million in anti-SLAPP sanctions and attorneys’ fees and apologize for filing “baseless” claims in similar lawsuits to punish their critics, a...

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How anti-SLAPP laws protect free speech

Nov 30, 15

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When consumers review products or services online, they shouldn’t fear a virtual slap on the hand while they type. But that’s exactly what’s happening as a result of a handful of businesses who hide behind SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation) laws to silence public opinion when they don’t agree with it....

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Mother Jones Wins Ridiculous SLAPP Suit Filed By Billionaire… Who Still Claims Victory

Oct 16, 15

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Mother Jones, the well-known, politically-focused publication, has prevailed in a ridiculous SLAPP suit filed by billionaire Frank VanderSloot. VanderSloot was upset about a read more

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