Some states have laws against SLAPPs. Do they apply to online libel lawsuits?

Monday, December 2, 2002

At least in California, a court has determined that that state’s anti-SLAPP statute does apply to cyber-SLAPPs (Global Telemedia Int’l v. Doe in 2001). So far California is the only state where a court has ruled that way, but that does not mean other states do not apply their anti-SLAPP statutes to cyber-SLAPPs. (See SLAPP
in Petition.)