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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 0

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 0

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 0

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 0

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 0

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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