Colorado Adopts an Anti-SLAPP Law

by Paul Alan Levy

Considering that it was the Colorado Supreme Court that pioneered the concept of the SLAPP suit with its path-breaking decision in Protect Our Mountain Environment, and that it was University of Denver professors Penelope Canan and George Pring whose scholarship developed the concept, it is astonishing that Colorado took so long to adopt anti-SLAPP legislation, but finally it has happened: Colorado has joined the many states that have such laws, and Colorado's new statute is a robust one.

We are still waiting for a federal statute.

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