Anti-Slapp Law and Litigation
Sep 12 2013
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Alameda County Conference Center
125 12th Street, Suite 400
Oakland, CA 94607
Speakers: MarkGoldowitz, Paul Clifford, Shanti Michaels, & Evan Mascagni, Attorneys from California Anti-SLAPP Project (CASP)
Thursday, September 12, 2013
11:30 - 12:00 p.m. Registration & Check-in and 12:00-2:00 p.m. Program
Conference Room 8
2 hours general MCLE credit including .5 hours Ethics
"SLAPPs,"or Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation, are lawsuits flied against people or organizations for exercising their First. Amendment right to freespeech or to petition the government, rights granted by the United States and California constitutions. Yet, every year, thousands of individuals, community groups, and organizations are sued for exercising these constitutional rights.
This panel discussion will include: the background and history of the anti-SLAPP law (CCP §425.16), ethical issues, the two prongs of an anti-SLAPP motion, the scope of its protection for petition and speech activity, exceptions to the anti-SLAPP law, the plaintiffs probability of prevailing, discovery, anti-SLAPP hearings, appeals, motions for attorneys' fees, collection of fee awards, SLAPP back suits and motions under CCP§425.18,and efforts to enact a federal anti SLAPP law.
CASP is proud to have led the fight for passage, preservation, and strengthening of the California anti-SLAPP law for the last 20 years CASP has been practicing in this area since its passage.