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Attorney Laura Prather of TAB Associate Member law firm Haynes and Boone LLP will cover four laws benefitting Texas newsrooms that were championed by TAB. This webinar will cover: Defamation Mitigation Act (2013) - the newest tool available to newsrooms which can potentially limit financial exposure Anti-SLAPP litigation law (2011) - a quick way to get dismissed from a suit AND potentially recoup legal costs Free Flow of Information Act (2009) - the Texas reporter shield law that can help prevent staff from being tied up in court Texas Interlocutory Appeal Statute (1993) - a way to expeditiously overturn bad lower court decisions Prather drafted three of the four pieces of legislation and represented TAB and other groups in legislative negotiations on bill language. She is a longtime member of TAB’s Newsroom Legislative Committee and is the legal counsel for a number of Texas broadcast newsrooms.+ More details
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One of Davis Wright Tremaine's most experienced anti-SLAPP lawyers, Thomas R. Burke, has written the first practical, comprehensive guide to anti-SLAPP litigation, focusing on California’s anti-SLAPP statute, one of the first anti-SLAPP statutes enacted and the most frequently used. Published by The Rutter Group, this deskbook fully details how the anti-SLAPP statute works--particularly how defendants may invoke the law to strike any civil cause of action that arises from petitioning or free speech activity--and when and how plaintiffs may overcome an anti-SLAPP motion to strike. The book compiles, organizes, and analyzes the hundreds of state and federal appellate decisions that have interpreted California's anti-SLAPP law, and provides extensive practice tips and forms.+ More details
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