SLAPPs: Getting Sued for Speaking Out

SLAPPs: Getting Sued for Speaking Out

By: George Pring (author)Hardback

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The first book to explain, document, and offer solutions to SLAPPS, by the lawyers who identified the trend and lead the battle cry against it

About Author

George W. Pring is Professor of Law at the University of Denver. Penelope Canan is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Denver. They are the co-directors of the Political Litigation Project at the University of Denver.


Preface 1. The Onslaught of SLAPPs Cases in Point * The Definition: What Are "SLAPPs"? * The Process: How SLAPPs work * Why Not SLAPPs? Sympathy for Filers 2. The Constitution's Great Safeguard: The Right to Petition The Theory Behind "Open Government" * The Supreme Court and the Fact Quagmire * The Noerr-Pennington Doctrine and the "Sham" Exception * The Omni Case: A Success Model * SLAPPs: More than a "Legal" Problem 3. Real Estate SLAPPs: Developers, Land Use, and Growth Turning Up the Heat A Classic Real Estate Developer SLAPP * A Rash of SLAPPs * Repeat Players and Developers' Motives * A Protective Precedent 4. The Ultimate SLAPP: Public Servants Turning on the Taxpayers The Police SLAPP * The School SLAPP * The Public Official SLAPP 5. Eco-SLAPPs: Turning the Tables on the Environmental Movement SLAPPs in the Wilderness * "Pollution Buster" SLAPPs * Animal Rights and Wrongs 6. "Not in My Backyard" SLAPPs: Care Homes, Landfills, and Other "LULUs" Turning Up on Our Doorsteps The Least Objectionable LULUs * More Objectionable LULUs * The Most Objectionable LULUs * The Spreading Spectrum and the Solution 7. Rights SLAPPs: Turning Against Consumers', Workers', Women's...and Your Rights The Caveat Emptor SLAPP * What Rights Are Left? 8. Judicial Cures: Managing the SLAPP Managing SLAPPs Before They Happen * Managing SLAPPs as Soon as They Happen * Managing SLAPPs in Court 9. Judicial Cures: Managing the SLAPPback The Birth and Growth of SLAPPbacks * The Legal Grounds for SLAPPbacks 10. Anti-SLAPP Legislation and Other Cures The Legislative Cure: "Anti-SLAPP Laws" * A Model Anti-SLAPP Bill * Executive Branch Contributions Appendix: The SLAPPs Study Methods and Findings: A Conflict Between Democracy and Capitalism The Study Methodology * The Study Findings Notes Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781566393683
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 296
  • ID: 9781566393683
  • ISBN10: 156639368X

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