Immediate SLAPP-ruling appealability

It’s one of those procedural yawns that makes a huge difference in practice, notes Ken at Popehat, focusing on Michael Mann’s defamation suit against Mark Steyn, National Review and others. Earlier here, here, here, etc.

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  • The most effective anti-SLAPP law would establish a norm the a losing libel plaintiff pays the defendant’s legal costs. The reverse should *not* apply. In frivolous cases, the judge or jury could make the plaintiff and his lawyer jointly and severally liable for double or triple costs.