Free Speech

"Are the Authors of Consumer Reviews Protected by Anti-SLAPP Laws?"

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An interesting post by Paul Alan Levy (Consumer Law & Policy Blog), about a brief that Public Citizen just filed in VIP Pet Grooming Studio, Inc. v. Sproule; as the cases cited in the brief make clear, many courts do view such reviews as matters of public concern that are protected by anti-SLAPP statutes, though the trial court here took the opposite view.