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Foreign Officials, Defamation Claims and the DC anti-SLAPP Statute

USA - January 11 2017 For the third time in the past five years, a court has applied the DC anti-SLAPP statute to dismiss a defamation suit brought by a foreign official...


Three Takeaways from the DC Court of Appeals’ Mann Decision

USA - January 3 2017 There have been numerous articles about the long-awaited DC Court of Appeals’ opinion in Michael Mann’s libel suit against the National Review and...


National Roundup of Important Anti-SLAPP Appeals

USA - December 19 2016 After the DC Circuit issued its decision in Abbas v. Foreign Policy Group last year, holding that the DC anti-SLAPP statute does not apply in a...


Ninth Circuit Reaffirms Section 230 Protections

USA - November 30 2016 Information Counts. That's the title of this blog. And it's an indisputable fact. Information is - and has been for at least 20 years - the currency...


Is a Consumer Trade Association’s Speech Covered by the DC Anti-SLAPP Act?

USA - October 4 2016 When a consumer trade association “speaks” about the health effects of a product, is its speech on an issue of public interest, and thus within the...