Jeffrey Pyle Discusses New anti-SLAPP Ruling in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

Media and First Amendment attorney Jeffrey J. Pyle was quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly about a recent Supreme Judicial Court decision that gives plaintiffs a new way to avoid dismissal of lawsuits that are based on the exercise of the right to petition government bodies.  According to Pyle, the decision interpreting the state’s “anti-SLAPP” law—intended to protect against “strategic lawsuits against public participation”—will likely encourage more SLAPP suits and makes it easier for plaintiffs to “punish petitioning.”  To read more of Pyle’s thoughts, see the article, published on June 1, 2017, here (subscription required).