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A Victory For State Anti-SLAPP Laws

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Recent SLAPP News | 0 comments

Laura Lee Prather, PPP Board member and partner at Haynes and Boone, LLP, recently co-authored a piece on state anti-SLAPP laws for Law 360.  Read that article here: http://www.law360.com/articles/555570/a-victory-for-state-anti-slapp-laws

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Travolta Pilot’s Tell-All Suit Survives Anti-SLAPP Motion

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in Recent SLAPP News | 0 comments

SAN FRANCISCO — It will take more than an anti-SLAPP motion to bring down a suit filed against John Travolta by the movie star’s former pilot, the Second District Court of Appeal ruled Tuesday. Douglas Gotterba also claims he was Travolta’s lover and, according to Tuesday’s ruling, planned to publish a tell-all book. Gotterba filed a declaratory judgment action after receiving threatening letters from Travolta’s attorney, Los Angeles-based lawyer-to-the-stars Martin Singer. The suit seeks a court order as to the...

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PPP Featured on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer

Posted by on Jul 18, 2014 in Recent SLAPP News | 0 comments

Evan Mascagni, PPP’s Policy Director, was recently interviewed for a story on consumer reviews on ABC World News With Diane Sawyer.  The text from that segment can be found here: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2014/06/what-to-consider-before-you-post-a-review-to-a-consumer-rating-website/ For the video, go to read more

Canadians have right to online anonymity, Supreme Court rules

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in Recent SLAPP News | 0 comments

A quick update on the international free speech front: Rejecting government fears of a “crime-friendly Internet,” the Supreme Court of Canada said anonymity is vital to personal privacy in the digital era. It told police they need a judge’s permission before asking Internet providers for basic information that would identify their customers – such as a suspected child pornographer at the heart of a 2007 Saskatchewan investigation. Read the full article from The Globe and Mail here: read more

Federal judge holds that TX’s anti-SLAPP law applies in federal court

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 in Recent SLAPP News | 0 comments

Laura Lee Prather, PPP Board member and partner at Haynes and Boone, LLP, was the lead attorney for defendants in Williams v. Cordillera Communications, Inc., a defamation suit brought in the Southern District of Texas. Prather told PPP that the case “is significant because it is the first square application of the Texas anti-SLAPP statute in federal court.” The case presented a head on challenge to the applicability of the Texas anti-SLAPP statute in federal court as conflicting with Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 12 and 56. ...

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