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Benoit v. Frederickson

Docket #SJC-10187
Date January 9, 2009
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JusticesMarshall, C.J., Ireland, Spina, Cowin, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, JJ.
Summary"Anti-SLAPP" statute. Constitutional law, Right to petition government. Practice, Civil, Interlocutory appeal, Motion to dismiss, Costs, Attorney's fees. Governmental immunity.
Appealed FromWorcester Superior Court, Justice Ernest B. Murphy
BriefsSee selection available in PDF format at Supreme Judicial Court website
Counsel for Appellant
Frederickson:  Krista Green Pratt, C.J. Eaton
Counsel for Appellee
Benoit:  Stephen J. Gordon
Amici CuriaeAmerican Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts

OpinionClick to link to the slip opinion of the Supreme Judicial Court, in PDF format (requires Adobe Acrobat)

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