Hashish Litigation: An Introduction to California’s Anti-SLAPP Statute

Cannabis Litigation: An Introduction to California’s Anti-SLAPP Statute

As I mentioned in my last post, claims in litigation in the cannabis industry are evolving and expanding, and we have seen significant interest in libel claims. Below is an introduction to California’s anti-SLAPP law, codified in the Code of Civil Procedure, Section 425.16. Subsection (a) describes its purpose: “Legislature notes and states that there … Read more

N.Y.’s New Anti-SLAPP Regulation Is Retroactive –

N.Y.’s New Anti-SLAPP Law Is Retroactive –

[1.] Sarah Palin’s libel suit against the New York Times hypothesizes that a jury could possibly determine that the Times people knew their allegations against Palin were false (or at least likely to be false). This is the so-called “actual malice test” that is applied to defamation claims made by public figures like Palin in … Read more

Cuomo Indicators Anti-SLAPP Invoice (And it is Bother for Trump)

Cuomo Signs Anti-SLAPP Bill (And it's Trouble for Trump)

On Tuesday the New York government did. Andrew Cuomo finally signed anti-SLAPP legislation that the legislation passed this summer; A bill that I’ve been in favor of for several years. Getting hit by two frivolous defamation suits over my blog posts can have this effect. Legislation provides for costs and legal fees (“should”) for frivolous … Read more