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First Amendment Related Cases Decided by California Courts

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The following cases are selected decisions by California courts on the litigation privilege with First Amendment implications. Many of these cases are classic SLAPPs, although the Court does not expressly characterize them as such.

Supreme Court of California:

Rubin v. Green
4 Cal.4th 1187, 847 P.2d 1044, 17 Cal.Rptr.2d 828

Silberg v. Anderson
50 Cal.3d 205, 786 P.2d 365, 266 Cal.Rptr. 638

Courts of Appeal:

Cayley v. Nunn
Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 4.
190 Cal.App.3d 300, 235 Cal.Rptr. 385

Smith v. Sylvey
Court of Appeal, Second District, Division Three.
149 Cal. App. 3d 401

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