Connecticut has a good anti-SLAPP law.
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Connecticut SLAPP Stories:
A gubernatorial candidate who garnered headlines after police dragged her off a stage during a Democratic candidates’ forum filed a defamation lawsuit against two reporters for the Stamford Advocate.
A former analyst sued ESPN for “permitting a hostile workplace” and retaliation. ESPN said it is protected by Connecticut’s anti-SLAPP statute, but the plaintiff argued that the law is not applicable in federal court. Additionally, the plaintiff argued that ESPN was not acting as a media company in the matter, and thus should not be afforded free speech protection.
Tim Cushing at Techdirt offers an analysis of CT's new anti-SLAPP law, which was recently unanimously passed by legislators and is headed to the governor's desk.