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The First Amendment Rises to the Top: State Cannot Prohibit Dairy from Describing its Skim Milk as “Skim Milk.”

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Court SLAPPS Down Defamation Suit

The Eleventh Circuit upheld a district court’s rejection of a doctor’s libel and false advertising action challenging two articles highly critical of his novel medical treatments. In Edward Lewis Tobinick, MD v. Novella, 2017 WL 603832 (11th Cir. Feb. 15, 2017), the court upheld the district court’s orders striking state-law claims pursuant to California’s anti-SLAPP statute, denying...