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The 2017 Roundup of California Anti-SLAPP Appellate Decisions

USA - March 16 2018 In 2017, California’s state and federal appellate courts issued 34 published opinions interpreting the State’s anti-SLAPP statute (C.C.P. § 425.16 et…

A Glimmer of Hope to Bring D.C. Anti-SLAPP Back to Federal Court

USA - March 15 2018 Following the D.C. Court of Appeals' December 2016 decision in Competitive Enter. Inst. v. Mann, 2017 had the potential to be a big year for…

Oregon Courts Fill in Holes Left in Anti-SLAPP Proceedings

USA - March 14 2018 The development of Oregon’s anti-SLAPP law in 2017 resembles the progress of salmon headed upstream in Oregon rivers: slow, but definitely steady. It…

Court Cuts off Johnson in His Attempt to Assert Libel Claim

USA - October 4 2017 A Delaware court rejected a Pennsylvania plaintiff’s attempt to take advantage of Delaware’s generous two-year statute of limitations for defamation…

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…