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LITIGATING CALIFORNIA’S ANTI-SLAPP STATUTE IN FEDERAL COURT

By 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.

MASTERING THE DEPOSITION – A CRITICAL SKILLS WORKSHOP

By Speaking Engagements

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.

HOW TO ENFORCE FORUM SELECTION CLAUSES IN CALIFORNIA

By Litigation Tips

As companies increasingly conduct business across both state and international borders, parties commonly pre-select the court in which any dispute between them must be resolved – a so-called “forum selection clause.”  In an article published in the San Francisco Daily Journal on March 30, 2012, Paul Llewellyn examines the enforceability of forum selection clauses in California.

What is a forum selection clause?  How do California courts enforce forum selection clauses?  What should a party do if a plaintiff tries to sidestep a forum selection clause and sues in the wrong forum?  Paul addresses these and other issues in the article, which can be read here.