Anti-SLAPP Law

California’s anti-SLAPP statute is a powerful tool. It allows the trial court to dismiss a plaintiff’s claims very early, if the claims arise from an act in furtherance of the rights of petition or free speech in connection with a public issue, unless the plaintiff can show a probability of success.  There’s been an explosion of anti-SLAPP rulings in recent years, and many of those rulings make their way to the appellate courts.  GMSR has successfully handled anti-SLAPP appeals addressing an array of issues.

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