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January 2023

Colorado Court of Appeals SLAPPs Dentist’s Defamation Case Over Consumer Review

By Lauren Russell
In one of the first appellate decisions interpreting and applying the state’s new anti-SLAPP law, the Colorado Court of Appeals reversed the trial court’s denial of the defendant’s Anti-SLAPP motion, dismissing an endodontist’s defamation case against a former patient who posted negative reviews about her treatment, and ordering the trial court to award the patient her attorneys’ fees.