Common Examples of SLAPPs

Potential clients and attorneys often ask me what kinds of claims are typically subject to an anti-SLAPP motion. The correct answer is that regardless of the label given a claim, it may still be subject to Code of Civil Procedure 425.16 if it arises from petitioning or free speech activity. Having said that, in general […]

Is A Public Figure’s Sex Life A Matter of Public Interest Under the Anti-SLAPP Statute?

Political and sports figures have recently argued that their sex lives are not a matter of public interest. Consider, for example, Herman Cain: in response to allegations from Ginger White that she had a decade-plus affair with him, Mr. Cain’s attorney, Lin Wood, said that those kinds of allegations have no place in public discourse […]