Nevada May Be About To Lose Its Great Anti-SLAPP Law

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in Recent SLAPP News | 0 comments

Another piece of the proposed changes to Nevada’s anti-SLAPP law, this time from our friends over at Techdirt: We’ve mentioned many times the importance of anti-SLAPP laws in protecting people who are being sued solely to try to shut them up. It’s still a travesty that we don’t have a federal anti-SLAPP law but are reliant on various state anti-SLAPP laws. In case you’re not...

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Why Are Nevada State Senators Trying To Eviscerate The State’s Anti-SLAPP Statute?

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 in Recent SLAPP News | 0 comments

From our friend Popehat: In 2013 Nevada passed the strongest anti-SLAPP statutes in the United States. This statute was muscular. Not only did it cover a wide array of speech, and require substantial proof of the potential validity of a claim, it had frills like a potential $10,000 penalty on top of attorney fees for SLAPPers and a private cause of action...

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Posted by on Mar 20, 2015 in Recent SLAPP News | 0 comments

Anti-SLAPP news out of California this week: Animal Rights activist Marcy Winograd has hired Mark Goldowitz, Director of Anti-SLAPP Project, to represent her in a “Free Speech case” before California Court of Appeal. A Los Angeles public school teacher and Santa Monica resident, Winograd will be represented by Goldowitz in Angel and Nester vs. Winograd. In November, 2014, pony ride operators Tawni Angel and Jason Nester filed a defamation lawsuit against Winograd for her petition campaign to end what she allege is “animal cruelty at the...

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Anti-SLAPP bill to go before Minnesota House committee

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in Recent SLAPP News | 0 comments

Keith Mueller is pushing to change a state law to protect someone from being sued for calling the cops. The law’s current language protecting public participation is too vague and needs to include reporting apparent unlawful conduct to police, he argues. Mueller’s effort stems from his experience: He was sued by a man whose acts were the subject of a report to police. “The judiciary struggled to determine if calling police constituted public participation,” Mueller said, referring to the lawsuits against him....

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New York Decision Denying Discovery of Doe Critics Casts Broad Doubts on Libel Suits over Consumer Reviews

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in Recent SLAPP News | 0 comments

by Paul Alan Levy The Appellate Division in New York has today affirmed the denial of a pre-litigation petition brought by Woodbridge Structured Funding seeking to compel Opinion Corp. to provide identifying information about the authors of two critical consumer reviews on its Pissed Consumer site. Represented by Ron Coleman, Opinion Corp....

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