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Do California Code of Civil Procedure 425.17’s Exclusions of Anti-SLAPP Protection for Certain Types of Commercial Speech Violate the First Amendment?
  • Atkinson Andelson Loya Ruud & Romo
  • USA
  • November 2 2018

California’s anti-SLAPP statute is a powerful defense in

Trump Uses First Amendment To Avoid Liability In Defamation Action
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • October 24 2018

October 15, 2018 - Blanketing Himself In First Amendment Protections, Trump Wins Dismissal of Stormy Daniels’ Defamation Suit October 16, 2018 -

Clifford v. Trump
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • October 15 2018

District court dismisses defamation claim filed by adult film actress Stephanie Clifford (aka Stormy Daniels) against President Donald Trump, holding

SLAPP Fight! - Ontario Court of Appeal Clarifies SLAPP Legislation
  • Aird & Berlis LLP | Aird & McBurney LP
  • Canada
  • October 10 2018

In November 2015, the Protection of Public Participation Act became law in Ontario and gave defendants a tool to quickly dispose of a SLAPP lawsuit

Libel by Tweet: Ontario Court of Appeal Upholds Dismissal of Twitter Libel Claim under Anti-SLAPP Legislation
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • October 4 2018

Twitter’s medium of character-limited posts lends itself to pithy, punchy statementsand, as is well documented, many of its users don’t pull any

Another trade association filed an anti-SLAPP special motion to dismiss
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • September 27 2018

In a prior post, I discussed the suit brought by three plaintiffs against Coca-Cola and the American Beverage Association, alleging that certain

Ontario Court of Appeal Provides Guidance on the Interpretation of Anti-SLAPP Legislation
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • August 31 2018

In six decisions released simultaneously, the Court of Appeal for the first time interprets Ontario's Anti-SLAPP legislation. (s. 137.1 of the Courts

Blaneys Ontario Court of Appeal Summaries
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada
  • August 27 2018

This was anti-SLAPP week at the Court of Appeal. In 1704604 Ontario Ltd. v. Pointes Protection Association, the Court of Appeal addressed in detail

Superior Court Grants Anti-SLAPP Motion And Dismisses Tortious Interference Claims Against PBS
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • July 30 2018

The D.C. anti-SLAPP statute has most often been used in cases involving claims of defamation. See Boley v. Atlantic Monthly Group; Moore v. Costa. It

The Texas Court of Appeals for the Third District Holds that the Texas Anti-SLAPP Statute Applies to a Conspiracy to Misappropriate Trade Secrets Claim
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • July 11 2018

The Texas Court of Appeals, Third District, issued an opinion in Tejas Vending, LP, et al. v. Tejas Promotions, LLC further delineating the