Israel Boycott Law

An attorney’s claims against Arizona relating to a state law that prohibits public entities from contracting with companies that “engage in a boycott of Israel” are moot, the Ninth Circuit ruled. The law was amended in 2019 so that it now applies only to companies with 10 or more full-time employees and contracts valued at $100,000 or more.

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Anti-SLAPP

Reversing, a California Appeals Court ruled that the trial court incorrectly declined to grant the anti-SLAPP motion of a film producer who was sued by an investor who said no “substantial” work had been completed on a documentary about the Syrian refugee crisis — the appeals court found project is an act “in furtherance” of protected speech.

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