Federal Anti-SLAPP Legislation Introduced (Finally)

Tennessee Congressman Steve Cohen recently introduced H.R. 4364, which is a proposed federal anti-SLAPP law (I mentioned this in an earlier post here). If passed, this could have a significant impact on the legal landscape nationwide. If you liked this post please subscribe to the California Defamation Law Newsletter to receive the "Ultimate Beginner’s Guide To Defamation Law." […]

Defamation Defense: Judicial Proceedings

Continuing in our series on defamation defenses, today we’re going to cover the defense of statements made in a judicial proceeding, also known as the litigation privilege. A publication made in a judicial or quasi-judicial proceeding is absolutely privileged.  Civil Code § 47(b). This means that  you cannot prevail in a libel or slander case […]