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Josh Lewin Quoted in “Lawyers Hail New Massachusetts Retaliatory Suit Protocol” in Bloomberg Law

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s latest overhaul of the process for defeating a retaliatory lawsuit brought to chill free speech will broaden First Amendment protections and streamline litigation. Last week, the justices revised the process for dismissing a case under the state’s anti-SLAPP law, which was passed to protect people from strategic lawsuits brought against them for public participation. The law, which was meant to create a quick pathway for courts to throw out meritless lawsuits, became overly complex in recent years. Josh Lewin spoke with Bloomberg Law about the decision, stating:

“The decision streamlines the analysis on a special motion to dismiss significantly and will allow them to be resolved ‘much more expeditiously.’”

Continue reading “Lawyers Hail New Massachusetts Retaliatory Suit Protocol” on the Bloomberg Law website.


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