Case Study: Accuardi v Fredericks
This case follows a blog post Published by "The Telecom Compliance News Press" that criticized Accuardi and his allegedly illegal telemarketing. Accuardi sued, Alleging invasion of privacy, intentional Infliction of emotional distress and intentional interference with economic relations. Fredericks moved to dismiss under an "anti-SLAPP" law, which are was enacted to prevent people from using lawsuits to "chill" free speech. The Oregon court had to analyze the fact pattern to determine whether the online speech Was protected by freedom of speech rules and to apply the elements of the cause of action and the anti-SLAPP law.
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