If You’ve Already Lost A SLAPP Suit, Perhaps Don’t Threaten Someone For Writing About You Losing Your SLAPP Suit

Oct 12, 12

Mike Masnick of Techdirt recently wrote about a very interesting potential SLAPP in California:

“We’ve written about SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation) many times in the past — and they’re frequently about people using the legal system to try to silence someone who wrote something that portrays them in a way they don’t like. Thankfully, California and a few other states have decent anti-SLAPP laws that allow such lawsuits to be tossed out fairly quickly. But those who file SLAPP lawsuits still quite frequently have a difficult time coming to grips with the fact that people can report factually on stuff that still makes them look bad. It appears we have one such case happening now (sent in by Tom), which may be leading up to the possibility of a rare double-SLAPP, in which someone potentially files a SLAPP lawsuit against someone who reported on them losing another SLAPP lawsuit. How meta would that be?”

Read the full post here: http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20121005/18491220624/if-youve-already-lost-slapp-suit-perhaps-dont-threaten-someone-writing-about-you-losing-your-slapp-suit.shtml

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