Monthly Archives: January 2012

Davis Defendants’ Reply Brief Asserts That Court Must Grant Anti-SLAPP Motion

The Davis defendants today filed their reply brief in support of their motion to dismiss the 3M Complaint. The reply brief directly responds to 3M’s argument that the anti-SLAPP statute is not applicable because the speech at issue did not concern a matter of “public concern,” but was instead directed primarily toward a private commercial interest. According to the Davis defendants, 3M’s argument fails because it never identified any commercial interest of Davis toward which the statements were directed and because, in the view of the Davis defendants, the statements “on their face involved matters of public interest as defined …

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