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October 2023

Anti-SLAPP and Neuwirth = A Tough Challenge for Plaintiffs in New Jersey

By Bruce S. Rosen
New Jersey’s long-awaited version of the UPEPA Anti-SLAPP law becomes effective with filings as of October 9, 2023, but now it has added teeth, not from the Legislature, but because of the Appellate Division’s sweeping published decision in Neuwirth, requiring all “public” defamation cases to plead specific facts supporting an allegation of actual malice.