PHILADELPHIA (May 16, 2013) – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) today announced that he is introducing legislation that will protect againsts SLAPPs, or Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation. In 2000, Pennsylvania passed limited anti-SLAPP legislation that applies only to environmental law and regulatory processes. Read more here about this developing story here: read more
Josh King, PPP Board Member and Vice President of Business Development & General Counsel at Avvo, recently wrote an article for Law.com, “Reaping the Benefits of Ethical Blogging”, where, amongst other things, he discussed the importance of anti-SLAPP laws: “7. Anti-SLAPP laws are here to help. Some would-be bloggers are concerned that the subjects they choose to write about may expose them to defamation lawsuits from thin-skinned public officials, businesses or organization leaders. While there’s no question that...read more
Last week, a federal district judge in the Central District of California held that actions aimed at unionizing employees was protected activity under California’s anti-SLAPP statute. In Magic Laundry Services, Inc. v. Workers United Service Employees International Union, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 53296, Judge Michael Fitzgerald issued an order granting defendants’ special motion to strike all four state...read more
PPP Board Member Eric Goldman, Director of the High Tech Law Institute and law professor at Santa Clara University School of Law, recently wrote an article for Forbes discussing the litigation epidemic in the United States. Among other solutions, Professor Goldman talks about the need for strong anti-SLAPP laws to address this problem: Anti-SLAPP laws applicable to lawsuits...read more
Donald Trump has voluntarily dismissed his potential SLAPP against Bill Maher, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Donald Trump has voluntarily dismissed his $5 million lawsuit against Bill Maher for failing to live up to an “unconditional offer” made on NBC’s Tonight Show to donate $5 million to charity if Trump provided a copy of his birth certificate proving that he’s not “spawn of his mother having sex with orangutan.”
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