Drone Law Enacted as Part of North Carolina Budget Bill

Drone Law Enacted as Part of North Carolina Budget Bill

On Saturday, August 2, the North Carolina General Assembly gave final approval to the Appropriations Act of 2014. The 260-page budget bill—which is now on the Governor’s desk—contains several pages governing the use and operation of unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS,”...
D.C. Circuit Considers Anti-SLAPP Case

D.C. Circuit Considers Anti-SLAPP Case

Until now, we have not yet waded into the legal and political morass that is .  In case you have not picked up a newspaper in the past three years, this is a complaint brought by a former official with the U.S. Department of Agriculture against Andrew Breitbart and...
A Brief Overview of Anti-SLAPP Statutes

A Brief Overview of Anti-SLAPP Statutes

As we discussed in this earlier post, anti-SLAPP statutes are laws designed to prevent plaintiffs from using the threat of costly litigation to chill the free speech rights of people seeking to participate in the public debate over important issues. SLAPP suits...