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Court Confirms Government Entities Cannot Sue Critical Citizens for Defamation
  • Lerners LLP
  • Canada
  • February 15 2018

Two recent decisions arising out of the same case, Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority v. Smith, provide some important judicial guidance


Full Indemnity Costs A Powerful Deterrent in Ontario’s Anti-SLAPP Regime
  • Lerners LLP
  • Canada
  • February 15 2018

Two recent decisions arising out of the same case, Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority v. Smith, provide some important judicial guidance


Appeals Court Harmonizes Texas’ Retraction and Anti-SLAPP Statutes to Protect Free Speech Rights
  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • USA
  • February 5 2018

A Houston court of appeals recently sided with media defendants regarding the relationship between Texas’ retraction statute (known as the Defamation


Are Texas Litigants Getting SLAPP-happy?
  • Vinson & Elkins LLP
  • USA
  • February 1 2018

When considering whether to sue a former employee in Texas, you need to think about the the Texas Citizen's Participation Act ("TCPA"), the state's


Athletes’ Right of Publicity Claims Directed to Sports Video Games Not Preempted by Copyright Act
  • DLA Piper
  • USA
  • January 23 2018

The California federal district court, in Davis v. Electronic Arts Inc., recently issued the latest in a series of decisions involving athletes’ right


California Employment Law Notes - January 2018
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 8 2018

After Janice Dickinson went public with her accusations of rape against Bill Cosby, Cosby's attorney (Martin Singer) reacted with: (1) a letter


Two More Anti-SLAPP Motions Filed in DC Federal Court Cases
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • January 3 2018

We are one step closer to a decision from the DC Circuit on whether its Abbas ruling remains good law following the DC Court of Appeals’ Mann decision


Another Superior Court Judge Dismisses SLAPP Suit
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • December 28 2017

In the quintessential SLAPP suit, a large, well-heeled plaintiff (typically a corporation) sues an individual for something heshe said, which offends


A Torrent of Anti-SLAPP Motions in DC Federal Court Cases
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • November 28 2017

After the DC Court of Appeals essentially invited a party to file an anti-SLAPP special motion to dismiss in a DC federal court diversity case, it


A Primer on the Texas Anti-SLAPP Statute
  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • USA
  • October 18 2017

As the Texas Supreme Court continues to demonstrate unprecedented judicial activism to prevent access to public information such as dates of birth and