Monthly Archives: May 2011

Sherrod Plaintiff Asserts Anti-SLAPP Statute Cannot Be Applied Retroactively and In Federal Court

The plaintiff  today filed her opposition to the anti-SLAPP motion filed by the defendants last month in the Sherrod v. Breitbart suit.  In it, as I predicted last month, she first argues that the statute has no application to her suit because it did not become effective until one and half months after her lawsuit was filed, and cannot be applied retroactively. According to the plaintiff, unless the statute is purely procedural (and she notes that the defendants have argued that it is not), or contains any indication that it was intended to have retroactive effect (which it does not, according …

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