Saturday, September 21, 2013

Anti-SLAPP Statute

According to some attorneys, Nevada residents could benefit from the Anti-SLAPP statute signed into law by the governor. Nevada joins four other states and the District of Columbia in offering protection to people victimized by corporations and individuals using defamation lawsuits to silence critics.   The new law targets strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPP) that are used to discourage people from publicly voicing opposition to corporate policies and actions, real estate developers and others. The new Anti-SLAPP law allows a person to file a special motion asking the court to dismiss a complaint prior to trial.

Researchers at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, have discovered that consumers of hot sauces from Mexico and South America are adding more than just a spicy kick to their food. Sixteen percent of the bottles of hot sauce contained measurable levels of lead. Concerned consumers were able to read the researchers’ findings in the “Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B.”

Ingestion of lead, particularly by children, can lead to learning disabilities, seizures, behavioral issues, coma or death. Currently, there are no levels of lead considered safe for human consumption. Researchers recommend more screening of imported products for lead content.


  1. OMG. Lead in my hot sauce? I hope that's not true for Sriracha Sauce. It's my absolute favorite.

  2. Lead has been tracked down in a number of products, so I'm really not surprised to see it still peaking in other countries and making its way back to the U.S. Hopefully nobody gets sick from this.

  3. Mr. Kutner...
    So sick to think that food distributors would neglect with so much, but there's always a recall out there. Don't we inspect anything these days?