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The 2016 Roundup of Key California Anti-SLAPP Decisions

USA - January 30 2017 In 2016, the California Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued important opinions interpreting California's anti-SLAPP statute (C…

Baral v. Schnitt: California’s Supreme Court Rules that the Anti-SLAPP Statute Is Available to Strike “Mixed-Conduct” Claims

USA - January 27 2017 In August 2016, the California Supreme Court decided how the state's anti-SLAPP statute, Cal. C.C.P. § 425.16 et seq., operates in…

Ninth Circuit Finds First Amendment Protects Against Right-of-Publicity Claim Involving Film “The Hurt Locker”

USA - January 26 2017 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has confirmed that right-of-publicity claims purporting to arise from expressive works, like films…

2016 Oregon Update: Oregon Supreme Court Strikes Its Own Anti-SLAPP Path

USA - January 25 2017 Before this year, no opinion from the Oregon Supreme Court had addressed in substance the state's anti-SLAPP law, known as a "Special Motion to Strike…

D.C. Court of Appeal Decides Mann v. National Review and Burke II

USA - January 24 2017 In 2015, the District of Columbia Circuit held, in Abbas v. Foreign Policy Group, that the D.C. anti-SLAPP statute conflicts with the Federal Rules of…

2015: A Year-End Review of Litigation Using California’s Anti-SLAPP Statute

USA - February 4 2016 Annually, California's Courts of Appeal and the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals regularly issue several dozen published opinions interpreting…

Rehitching the Horse: Oregon Court 
of Appeals Adjusts the Anti-SLAPP Cart

USA - February 2 2016 Although Oregon is in its 15th year of anti-SLAPP litigation under a decidedly robust statute, no Oregon appellate court had ruled on how to decide…

State Supreme Court Strikes Down Washington’s Anti-SLAPP Statute

USA - February 1 2016 The Washington Supreme Court in May struck down the state's 2010 anti-SLAPP statute, holding in a unanimous opinion that the law violates the state…

D.C. Circuit Rules Anti-SLAPP Law Inapplicable in Federal Court, Highlighting Need for Federal Anti-SLAPP Law

USA - January 29 2016 In April, the D.C. Circuit held that the District of Columbia anti-SLAPP statute does not apply in a federal court diversity case because "Federal…

Is Everything Going to Be OK? Whether Individual Emoji Are Copyrightable

USA - January 21 2016 The editors of Oxford Dictionaries recently named the word of the year in 2015. No, that is not a strange typo: The word of the year really was…