Settlement Reached In Plastic Bag SLAPP

Sep 26, 11

A lawsuit by three major plastic bag manufacturing companies against ChicoBag founder Andy Keller has been settled.  This case from South Carolina (where there is no state anti-SLAPP law) dragged on for 9 months before it was settled, and is a great example of the need for federal anti-SLAPP legislation.

Excerpt from The Orion:

“They put me through nine months of hell,” Keller said.

DiFalco and Silver are in agreement that this was a baseless bullying tactic, they said.

Strategic lawsuit against public participation, known as SLAPP lawsuits, discourage voiced opinions on controversial issues, DiFalco said. California has anti-SLAPP laws in place, but South Carolina, where the lawsuit was filed, does not.

“This was an example ‘SLAPP’ lawsuit,” she said. “They were bullying him.”

Read the full article here: http://theorion.com/features/article_dfab8b10-e33b-11e0-a3ac-001a4bcf6878.html

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