Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Usana Junk Lawsuit SLAPPed Down

Seems that we have a rare victory against corporations seeking to silence their critics. Tracy Coenen describes how most of a suit in Utah against ex-con fraudbuster Barry Minkow by Usana Health Sciences has been thrown out of court. All but one of Usana's claims was tossed out.

What makes this interesting is that the court cited the anti-SLAPP statutes, which are rarely enforced laws prohibiting suits just like this.

The SLAPP statutes allow the defendants to claim legal fees. It's not clear if that is going to be applicable here, but I certainly hope so.

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