Friday, September 20, 2013

New Anti-SLAPP Law Protects Freedom of Speech

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.

1 comment:

  1. Glad to see Nevada lawmakers do something POSITIVE for the people. It's about damn time. -mark