• Mixed Bag for Developers in SJC Decision
  • July 12, 2017 | Author: Michael T. Sullivan
  • Law Firm: Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch & Ford, LLP - Boston Office
  • Lawyers are nothing if not enamored by ostensibly humorous acronyms (and long sentences). The Massachusetts “anti-SLAPP” statute, M.G.L. c. 231, § 59H, proscribes “strategic litigation against public participation,” or in other words, litigation commenced by the plaintiff in response to nothing more than the defendant’s meritorious efforts to petition the government for the redress of grievances.