Simpson Strong-Tie Co. v. Gore

State high court narrows ‘commercial speech’ to uphold free speech rights on published notice for class action suit

A California Supreme Court decision, in a case over the posting of an appeal for clients in a class action lawsuit, is expected to reaffirm the state’s anti-SLAPP law in protecting free speech in commercial settings. -db Davis Wright Tremaine LLP May 18, 2010 By Thomas R. Burke and Rochelle L. Wilcox The California Supreme Court issued its decision in Simpson Strong-Tie Co. v. Gore on May 17, 2010, narrowly construing the so-called “commercial speech”

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