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March 2022

New York Appellate Court Affirms Anti-SLAPP Legal Fees to Newspaper

By Karim Abdulla
The decision serves to tee up a divide between Appellate Divisions on the issue of retroactivity because the First Department went the other way in Gottwald v Sebert (the “Dr. Luke v Ke$ha” case), holding that the anti-SLAPP amendments should not have retroactive application.