Court not so SLAPP happy over hospitals' action against doctor

Employers relying on the Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (anti-SLAPP) procedure to strike retaliation claims must be sure that the anti-SLAPP action is based soundly on protected activity. There is an important distinction between protected statements or conduct leading to the act for which retaliation liability is asserted and the act itself. If the act isn't protected, the anti-SLAPP action will fail.

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