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District Court (Md.) Denies Staying TCPA Claim Where Claim Does Not Turn on ATDS Definition

In Akselrod v. Marketpro Homebuyers LLC, No. CCB-20-2966, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5253 (D. Md. Jan. 11, 2021), Judge Blake denied staying a TCPA case when the case did not turn of the definition of an ATDS. In order to…

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California Appellate Tracker

Trinity Risk Management, LLC v. Simplified Labor Staffing Solutions, Inc, (2021)

Allegedly defamatory emails that Simplified sent Trinity and a co-defendant seeking documents and other information for its later-filed lawsuit were protected activity for purposes of the Anti-SLAPP statute (CCP 425.16(e)).  The emails were also protected by the absolute litigation privilege, so Trinity could not prove a probability of success on the merits.  The trial court properly granted Simplified’s Anti-SLAPP motion…

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Jarlath Curran Speaks at California MBA Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference

Severson & Werson member Jarlath Curran will be speaking on “Hot Litigation Topics” at the upcoming California MBA Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference on January 12-13th, 2020. Mr. Curran represents major financial institutions, including banks, mortgage lenders, consumer finance…

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