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The 2016 Roundup of Key California Anti-SLAPP Decisions

The 2016 Roundup of Key California Anti-SLAPP Decisions

DWT Media Law January 30, 2017 Comments Off on The 2016 Roundup of Key California Anti-SLAPP Decisions

By Thomas R. Burke In 2016, the California Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued important opinions interpreting California’s anti-SLAPP statute (C.C.P. § 425.16 et seq.), once again broadly construing its

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Baral v. Schnitt: California’s Supreme Court Rules that the Anti-SLAPP Statute Is Available to Strike “Mixed-Conduct” Claims

Baral v. Schnitt: California’s Supreme Court Rules that the Anti-SLAPP Statute Is Available to Strike “Mixed-Conduct” Claims

DWT Media Law January 27, 2017 Comments Off on Baral v. Schnitt: California’s Supreme Court Rules that the Anti-SLAPP Statute Is Available to Strike “Mixed-Conduct” Claims

By Thomas R. Burke In August 2016, the California Supreme Court decided how the state’s anti-SLAPP statute, Cal. C.C.P. § 425.16 et seq., operates in “mixed-conduct” situations—i.e., where a plaintiff’s cause of action combines

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Ninth Circuit Finds First Amendment Protects Against Right-of-Publicity Claim Involving 
Film “The Hurt Locker”

Ninth Circuit Finds First Amendment Protects Against Right-of-Publicity Claim Involving 
Film “The Hurt Locker”

DWT Media Law January 26, 2017 Comments Off on Ninth Circuit Finds First Amendment Protects Against Right-of-Publicity Claim Involving 
Film “The Hurt Locker”

By Kelli Sager, Karen Henry, and Brendan Charney The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has confirmed that right-of-publicity claims purporting to arise from expressive works, like films, are content-based restrictions on

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2016 Oregon Update: Oregon Supreme Court Strikes Its Own Anti-SLAPP Path

2016 Oregon Update: Oregon Supreme Court Strikes Its Own Anti-SLAPP Path

DWT Media Law January 25, 2017 Comments Off on 2016 Oregon Update: Oregon Supreme Court Strikes Its Own Anti-SLAPP Path

By Derek Green and Duane Bosworth Before this year, no opinion from the Oregon Supreme Court had addressed in substance the state’s anti-SLAPP law, known as a “Special Motion to Strike.” That changed in

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D.C. Court of Appeal Decides Mann v. National Review and Burke II

D.C. Court of Appeal Decides Mann v. National Review and Burke II

DWT Media Law January 24, 2017 Comments Off on D.C. Court of Appeal Decides Mann v. National Review and Burke II

By Lisa B. Zycherman In 2015, the District of Columbia Circuit held, in Abbas v. Foreign Policy Group, that the D.C. anti-SLAPP statute conflicts with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and is thus

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