Documents Filed With The Secretary Of State Do Not Qualify For Anti-SLAPP Protection

An individual formed a nonprofit public benefit corporation, Xi'an Jiaotung University Alumni Association of Norther California by filing articles of incorporation with the California Secretary of State.  Thereafter, he filed statement of information...

Court Holds Form 10-K Statements Constitute "Protected Activity"

Under California's Anti-SLAPP law, a defendant may bring a special motion to strike any cause of action "arising from any act of that person in furtherance of the person's right of petition or free speech under the United States Constitution or the ...

Complaints About Cake Did Not Involve The Public Interest

"Qu'ils mangent de la brioche"

Court Finds Lawsuit By Corporation Against Minority Shareholder Is "Protected Activity"

SLAPP is the initialization of the phrase "strategic lawsuit against public participation".  A more informative description of SLAPP suits is found in Simpson Strong-Tie Co., Inc. v. Gore, 49 Cal.4th 12, 21 (2010):