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History and Evolution of Anti-SLAPP Statutes

Mealey's Anti-SLAPP Statute Conference

This presentation addressed national trends in legislation implementing petition clause immunity.  Recent years have seen passage of anti-SLAPP ("Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation") laws in many states.  The presentation described these laws, some of which establish procedures for expedited disposition of these suits and others which define the scope and extent of the immunity granted.