Bill to defend civic speech from ‘strategic’ defamation suits proposed in PA

Jun 02, 14

Laura Lee Prather, PPP Board member and partner at Haynes and Boone, LLP, was quoted in a recent article discussing the ongoing efforts in Pennsylvania to strengthen the state’s anti-SLAPP law.

“Laura Lee Prather, a First Amendment lawyer in Texas, said anti-SLAPP measures “create a mechanism for judicial economy when frivolous lawsuits are filed.”

Furthermore, because the statutes often shift attorney fees to the losing parties, it becomes easier for people being sued to retain a lawyer, she said.”

Read the full article from Philly.com here:
http://articles.philly.com/2014-05-30/news/50185742_1_slapp-suits-defamation

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