Anti-SLAPP protection applies to FINRA arbitration

From Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly:

The state’s “anti-SLAPP” law applied to bar tort claims stemming from a law firm’s representation of a securities broker-dealer in a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority arbitration proceeding, a Superior Court judge has ruled in an apparent case of first impression. The plaintiff argued that a FINRA arbitration is not a government proceeding that involves petitioning activity ...

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