Posts in State Anti-SLAPP
Appeals Court Rules Against Fox in Netflix Poaching Dispute

Attorneys for 20th Century Fox asked a Los Angeles Superior Court judge to throw out a countersuit that Netflix filed against Fox. Fox said the countersuit should be thrown out because it concerned protected speech under the California anti-SLAPP statute, but the judge rejected the motion. Then a three-judge panel of the 2nd District Court of Appeal upheld the lower court’s ruling, deciding that the Netflix countersuit was not barred by the anti-SLAPP statute.

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Appeals Court Nixes Libel Claims Against Lawyer Who Posted Article About Lawsuit

Two weeks after reviving claims in an underlying case, the Georgia Court of Appeals tossed a defendant’s defamation claim against an attorney for posting an article on his law firm’s website about a personal injury lawsuit he filed. The appeals court said Georgia’s anti-SLAPP statute barred the lawsuit filed by a woman who was accused of using Snapchat’s Speed Filter to take a selfie just before she hit another car and seriously injured its driver in 2015.

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“Protected Activity” Rejected by California Appellate Court Under Anti-SLAPP Statute

A California Appeals Court affirmed a trial court’s denial of an anti-SLAPP motion that defendants filed in a lawsuit in which plaintiffs claimed that public school officials took retaliatory actions against a former board member by disseminating confidential medical information and making claims of improper activity against her.

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