California's Ninth Circuit: Anti-SLAPP motion not a defense for contract claims

Sarah Bro with the National Law Review writes:

"In an action involving the popular film series The Purge, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a district court denial of the defendants’ anti-SLAPP motion, holding that the plaintiff’s breach of implied-in-fact contract claim under state law did not arise from protected free speech activity."

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PA Senate passes anti-SLAPP legislation

The Pennsylvania Senate passed state anti-SLAPP legislation by a vote of 42-8 on April 25, 2017.  “I am grateful for the bipartisan support for this important legislation,” prime sponsor Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia)  said. “As a lawyer, I will be the first to admit that in many circumstances, lawsuits are necessary. But we must take action to prevent litigation that only exists to harass and intimidate.”

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