SLAPP and AntiSLAPP Litigation
We handle defamation and freedom of speech lawsuits. We file suits against those who publish defaming and harmful words and images that ruin business relations and business reputation. We also handle the defense of or counterclaim of such lawsuits and SLAPP and AntiSLAPP litigation.
“SLAPP” short for strategic lawsuits against public participation, SLAPPs have become an all-too-common tool for intimidating and silencing critics of businesses, often for environmental and local land development issues.
An “anti-SLAPP” law is meant to provide a remedy from SLAPP suits. Under most such statutes, the person sued makes a motion to strike the case because it involves speech on a matter of public concern. The plaintiff then has the burden of showing a probability that they will prevail in the suit — meaning they must make more than allegations of harm and actually show that they have evidence that can result in a verdict in their favor. If the defendant prevails on the motion, many of the statutes allow them to collect reasonable attorney’s fees from the plaintiff.
When a plaintiff brings a SLAPP lawsuit against someone attempting to exercise their right of free speech, it is usually under the guise of a defamation claim.
Our law firm handles the above defamation claims, SLAPP, AntiSLAPP and freedom speech claims. Call us today if you have one of these matters you would like to discuss with us. 855-232-1418.