Defending SLAPP Suits: Widening Circuit Split, Anti-SLAPP Motions, Cease and Desist Letters, Amended State Laws
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
The CLE course will address how to identify strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPP) and best practices for defeating them. The discussion will address anti-SLAPP motions, cease and desist letters, the logistics of asserting the claim, and the widening circuit split over whether anti-SLAPP motions can be filed in federal courts. The panel will discuss the many different types of claims that SLAPP suits may contain, the possible misuse of anti-SLAPP statutes, updated laws, and tactics being asserted against anti-SLAPP laws.
- Genesis of SLAPP suits
- Mechanics of anti-SLAPP statutes
- Motion to strike
- Strict deadlines
- Stay of discovery
- Attorneys' fees
- Constitutionality of anti-SLAPP statutes
- Leveraging anti-SLAPP motions to the defendant's advantage
- Applicability in federal court
The panel will review these and other important issues:
- What types of claims are most often alleged in SLAPP suits?
- What factors should be considered in moving under anti-SLAPP statutes?
- Are there any best strategies for reducing the likelihood of SLAPP claims or suits?
- What are SLAPP-Back statutes?
- Can anti-SLAPP statutes be abused?
Theresa M. House
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer
Ms. House is seasoned litigator with a focus on media and intellectual property law. She joined Arnold & Porter as... | Read More
Ms. House is seasoned litigator with a focus on media and intellectual property law. She joined Arnold & Porter as a partner in January 2018 after developing a national reputation defending the First Amendment and intellectual property rights of her clients in the news, entertainment, and technology industries. Today, in addition to her core editorial, entertainment, and intellectual property work, Ms. House works closely with Arnold & Porter's advertising, white collar/investigations, and strategic crisis management practices, to advise and prepare her clients for the range of potential attacks on their ability to engage in free speech and expression.Close
Josephine K. Petrick
Ms. Petrick is Senior Counsel with Hanson Bridgett's Appellate Practice Group, where she focuses on appeals and law... | Read More
Ms. Petrick is Senior Counsel with Hanson Bridgett's Appellate Practice Group, where she focuses on appeals and law and motion in the state and federal courts.Close
Joel H. Rosner
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin
Mr. Rosner is a counsel in the Litigation and Reputation Management practice. He regularly represents clients in... | Read More
Mr. Rosner is a counsel in the Litigation and Reputation Management practice. He regularly represents clients in commercial, intellectual property and defamation litigation in the state and federal courts and in arbitrations. With a strong understanding of his clients’ business needs, Mr. Rosner assists in complex litigation matters concerning trademark, copyright and patent rights, contract disputes, fraud and other business torts and employment issues. He also counsels clients with respect to their intellectual property rights and employee benefits.Close