California SLAPP Law-logo

California SLAPP Law

22 Favorites

California's SLAPP Law was a great idea, but it can be a minefield for the uninformed lawyer or self-represented party. Aaron Morris, from the law firm of Morris and Stone, can guide you through that minefield and keep you current on the latest SLAPP law cases, anti-SLAPP motions and strategies, and the motions for attorney fees that follow.

California's SLAPP Law was a great idea, but it can be a minefield for the uninformed lawyer or self-represented party. Aaron Morris, from the law firm of Morris and Stone, can guide you through that minefield and keep you current on the latest SLAPP law cases, anti-SLAPP motions and strategies, and the motions for attorney fees that follow.
More Information

Location:

United States

Description:

California's SLAPP Law was a great idea, but it can be a minefield for the uninformed lawyer or self-represented party. Aaron Morris, from the law firm of Morris and Stone, can guide you through that minefield and keep you current on the latest SLAPP law cases, anti-SLAPP motions and strategies, and the motions for attorney fees that follow.

Language:

English


Episodes

SLAPP023 – Privileged Speech Can Survive Anti-SLAPP Motions

12/18/2016
More
In Episode 23 of the California SLAPP Law Podcast, we examine two cases that consider how privileged speech should be viewed during the two-prong anti-SLAPP analysis. As you will hear, the fact that the speech was privileged does not mean it automatically falls under the anti-SLAPP statute. Edalati v. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. This […] The post SLAPP023 – Privileged Speech Can Survive Anti-SLAPP Motions appeared first on California SLAPP Law.

Duration: 00:21:17


SLAPP022 – Abuse of Process Claims and Anti-SLAPP Motions

9/25/2016
More
Hooray for Hollywood! In Episode 22 of the California SLAPP Law Podcast, we discuss four cases involving the film industry that have all resulted in anti-SLAPP motions. We also dive deep into abuse of process claims, and determine if such claims can ever survive an anti-SLAPP motion. And in the process, we discuss a trial strategy that I successfully utilized in achieving a case involving the Automotive Repair Act. Cases discussed in this Episode: Kelly Van v. James Cameron...

Duration: 00:32:11


SLAPP021 – Anti-SLAPP Motions Against Mixed Causes of Action

9/1/2016
More
We discuss the very important case of Baral v. Schnitt, in which the California Supreme Court finally dealt with the split of authorities regarding how to deal with complaints with mixed causes of action; those that contain allegations of both protected and unprotected activities. This is probably the most important anti-SLAPP decision of the decade. We also take a quick look at Hassell v. Bird, in which the Court of Appeal held that Yelp can be ordered to take down a false and defamatory...

Duration: 00:27:04


SLAPP020 – Sixth District Weighs in on Admissibility of Yelp Reviews and the Law on Inferences

7/4/2016
More
In Episode 20 of the California SLAPP Law Podcast, we discuss important Evidence Codes, and my VINDICATION by the California Court of Appeal. The vindication comes in the form of a published opinion from the Sixth District Court of Appeal. I was brought in as co-counsel to first chair an internet defamation trial in Santa Cruz, representing a client (an attorney) we will refer to as “Esquire”. We were also defending a cross-complaint for breach of a commercial lease. The trial was...

Duration: 00:46:38


SLAPP019 – Five Best Published Anti-SLAPP Decisions (so far) in 2016

6/9/2016
More
On Episode 19 of the California SLAPP Law Podcast, we go through my five favorite reported anti-SLAPP decisions from the first half of 2016. But first we begin with a cautionary tale of an attorney who is being sued for malpractice for failing to have me review his complaint before it was filed! (OK, there's a back story here, so be sure to listen to this episode to find out what I'm talking about.) Then, we turn to the five best published anti-SLAPP decisions from the first half of...

Duration: 00:39:14


SLAPP018 – All You Need to Know About Anti-SLAPP Motions in Federal Court

5/30/2016
More
In episode 18 of the California SLAPP Law Podcast, I discuss an anti-SLAPP motion I decided NOT to pursue, and why. We discuss the case ofWeinberg v. Feisel (2003) 110 Cal.App.4th 1122. Then we dive deep into the pros, cons, and frustrations of bringing anti-SLAPP motions in Federal Court. Since 1999, the Ninth Circuit has recognized that the California anti-SLAPP statute can be applied to cases in Federal Court, but the motion you bring there is a very different animal from what is...

Duration: 00:31:12


SLAPP017 – An Introduction to California SLAPP Law and Anti-SLAPP Motions

1/1/2016
More
In Episode 17 of the California SLAPP Law Podcast, we go back to basics, with an introduction to the fundamental concepts behind California’s SLAPP Law and anti-SLAPP motions. The good news is that although it took some 25 years for attorneys to begin recognizing the impact of California’s anti-SLAPP statutes on litigation in the state, […] The post SLAPP017 – An Introduction to California SLAPP Law and Anti-SLAPP Motions appeared first on California SLAPP Law.

Duration: 00:29:47


SLAPP016 – Appealing a Ruling on an Anti-SLAPP Motion

11/4/2015
More
In Episode 16 of the California SLAPP Law Podcast, we discuss (1) when you can join with another defendant’s anti-SLAPP motion, and whether it is a good strategy to do so; (2) what the Courts of Appeal are doing to deal with all the appeals from anti-SLAPP motions; and (3) likely changes to the automatic […] The post SLAPP016 – Appealing a Ruling on an Anti-SLAPP Motion appeared first on California SLAPP Law.

Duration: 00:28:24


SLAPP015 – It’s Never Too Late to File an Anti-SLAPP Motion

9/20/2015
More
In Episode 15 of the California SLAPP Law Podcast, we discuss (1)The perils of overreaching in your anti-SLAPP motions. Making iffy challenges to causes of action can come back to bite you, even if you win, and (2)Why you should NEVER assume it’s too late to bring an anti-SLAPP motion , and some strategies to […] The post SLAPP015 – It’s Never Too Late to File an Anti-SLAPP Motion appeared first on California SLAPP Law.

Duration: 00:29:59


SLAPP014 – Interaction Between the Communications Decency Act and Anti-SLAP

5/8/2015
More
In Episode 14 of the California SLAPP Law Podcast, we begin with a discussion of the interplay between anti-SLAPP motions and the Communications Decency Act. The topic came up because of another anti-SLAPP victory we enjoyed this week at Morris & Stone. The anti-SLAPP motion we brought on behalf of our client had nothing to […] The post SLAPP014 – Interaction Between the Communications Decency Act and Anti-SLAPP Motions appeared first on California SLAPP Law.

Duration: 00:24:48


SLAPP013 — Bench Warrant Arrest Not Protected Activity under Anti-SLAPP Sta

5/1/2015
More
In Episode 13 of the California SLAPP Law podcast (should I have skipped 13, like they do in buildings?), we cover a lot of information that will be useful to any litigator. Although not directly related to SLAPP law and anti-SLAPP motions, I discuss how and when to bring the various trial motions; Motion for […] The post SLAPP013 — Bench Warrant Arrest Not Protected Activity under Anti-SLAPP Statute appeared first on California SLAPP Law.

Duration: 00:30:06


SLAPP012 – Three Ways to Bring an Anti-SLAPP Motion Against an Ambiguous Co

12/8/2014
More
Sometimes you just know that a SLAPP is hiding in the complaint, but the complaint is so ambiguous that the SLAPP allegations are unclear. What to do? In this episode, I tell you how to file an anti-SLAPP motion against an ambiguous complaint, which sometimes involves first beating it into shape. I have three approaches, […] The post SLAPP012 – Three Ways to Bring an Anti-SLAPP Motion Against an Ambiguous Complaint appeared first on California SLAPP Law.

Duration: 00:26:56


SLAPP011 – Six Tips to Win Your Motion for Attorney Fees Following an Anti-

9/20/2014
More
In Episode 11 of the California SLAPP Law Podcast, I provide you with six tips to win your attorney fee motions following a successful anti-SLAPP motion. There are so many unscrupulous attorneys who inflate their fee applications, that some judges feel the need to reduce the fees requested on any motion for attorney fees. To […] The post SLAPP011 – Six Tips to Win Your Motion for Attorney Fees Following an Anti-SLAPP Motion appeared first on California SLAPP Law.

Duration: 00:26:15


SLAPP010 – Travolta and Yelp Anti-SLAPP Motions

8/4/2014
More
In this week’s podcast, we look at two unsuccessful anti-SLAPP motions that were decided this week, and examine where the attorneys went wrong. Yelp continues to get into mischief. In Episode 4 of the California SLAPP Law Podcast, we discussed the case of Yelp v. McMillan Law Group, wherein Yelp is suing a law firm, […] The post SLAPP010 – Travolta and Yelp Anti-SLAPP Motions appeared first on California SLAPP Law.

Duration: 00:18:25


SLAPP009 – Scope of Discovery after Anti-SLAPP Motion

7/28/2014
More
It was a great anti-SLAPP week at Morris & Stone. Today we discuss two of our motions, and the result of last week’s Evil Yogurt Maker case. We will examine the scope of discovery following the filing of an anti-SLAPP motion, and apply those standards to a pending motion. Specifically, I discuss the case of […] The post SLAPP009 – Scope of Discovery after Anti-SLAPP Motion appeared first on California SLAPP Law.

Duration: 00:38:55


SLAPP008 – An Anti-SLAPP Motion Against an Evil Yogurt Shop

7/16/2014
More
A client found me while searching for information about California Code of Civil Procedure section 425.17, proving that clients do some very sophisticated research on their legal issues. Changing the facts to protect the privacy of my client, he had warned the public about an evil yogurt maker who was falsely claiming to sell organic […] The post SLAPP008 – An Anti-SLAPP Motion Against an Evil Yogurt Shop appeared first on California SLAPP Law.

Duration: 00:21:32


SLAPP007 – Proving Actual Malice in a Defamation Action – Makaeff v. Trump

7/1/2014
More
A great anti-SLAPP decision that has been five years in the making. In this podcast, we discuss the case of Makaeff v. Trump University, which contains an outstanding discussion of limited public figures and meeting the standard for showing actual malice. Here are the facts: Between August 2008 and June 2009, Tarla Makaeff attended approximately […] The post SLAPP007 – Proving Actual Malice in a Defamation Action – Makaeff v. Trump University appeared first on California SLAPP Law.

Duration: 00:28:23


SLAPP006 – CalPERS v. Moody’s – Is an Opinion Always Protected Speech Under

6/16/2014
More
With the wisdom of a penny-stock investor trying out day-trading for the first time, the brilliant financial minds at CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System) decided to dump more than a billion dollars into three“structured investment vehicles” or SIVs, backed by subprime mortgages. After all, Standard & Poors had given these three SIVs AAA ratings, […] The post SLAPP006 – CalPERS v. Moody’s – Is an Opinion Always Protected Speech Under the Anti-SLAPP Statute? appeared...

Duration: 00:14:31


SLAPP005 – Anti-SLAPP Decisions for First Quarter of 2014

5/19/2014
More
We’re not even done with the fifth month of 2014, and California already has 12 reported decisions arising from anti-SLAPP appeals. In the 5th Episode of the California SLAPP Law Podcast, we discuss four anti-SLAPP decisions. Anti-SLAPP Decisions: MORIARTY v. LARAMAR MANAGEMENT CORPORATION (2014)224 Cal.App.4th 125 — A landlord-tenant case with no particular significance other […] The post SLAPP005 – Anti-SLAPP Decisions for First Quarter of 2014 appeared first on California SLAPP Law.

Duration: 00:22:30


SLAPP004 – Anti-SLAPP Motion: Yelp v. McMillan Law Group

5/11/2014
More
Anti-SLAPP Motion Against Yelp In this 4th episode of the California SLAPP Law Podcast, I discuss the truly strange legal action brought by Yelp against one of its former customers, the McMillan Law Group. In its complaint, Yelp alleges that it works to maintain the purity of the reviews posted on Yelp.com, and that the […] The post SLAPP004 – Anti-SLAPP Motion: Yelp v. McMillan Law Group appeared first on California SLAPP Law.

Duration: 00:28:59

See More