LITIGATING CALIFORNIA’S ANTI-SLAPP STATUTE IN FEDERAL COURT

By April 30, 2012 May 3rd, 2017 Litigation Tips

A strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP) intends to censor, silence, or intimidate individuals by saddling them with a lawsuit until they are silenced.  Most California litigators have at least heard of the statute, but many litigators do not know how the statute applies in federal court.  In an article published in the San Francisco Daily Journal on April 30, 2012, Marc Lewis examines the application of the anti-SLAPP statute in federal court.