1 Analyses of this case by attorneys

  1. The 2016 Roundup of Key California Anti-SLAPP Decisions

    Davis Wright Tremaine LLPThomas R. BurkeJanuary 30, 2017

    Wilson v. Cable News Network,6 Cal. App. 5th 822 (2016); and,•A confrontation between neighbors that was captured on a cellphone video-recording did not trigger anti-SLAPP protection because defendants “did not present any evidence to establish that [plaintiffs] were anyone other than ‘private, anonymous’ parties or that the dispute was anything other than a private controversy.” Abuemeira v. Stephens, 246 Cal. App. 4th 1291, 1298 (2016). As the court observed: “A video-recording of an unseemly private brawl, no matter how wide its distribution, is far removed from a citizen’s constitutional right of petition or free speech involving a public issue.”