Narrowing the Illinois anti-SLAPP statuteBy Adam W. LaskerMarch 2012Lawpulse, Page 126The Illinois Supreme Court reins in a statute designed to stop misuse of defamation lawsuits to silence critics speaking out on matters of public interest.
Illinois Interscholastic Association protected from defamation claims. PA 096-0723June 2010Illinois Law Update, Page 292Illinois lawmakers passed a bill protecting Interscholastic Associations from certain civil liabilities. According to the Interscholastic Association Defamation Act, associations with the purpose of "promoting, sponsoring, regulating, or in any manner providing for interscholastic athletics" are immune from defamation claims, with the exception of claims involving actual malice.
Illinois’ New Anti-SLAPP StatuteBy Eric M. Madiar and Terrence J. SheahanDecember 2008Article, Page 620The Act should quell libel suits against those who legitimately petition government for redress. But does it also shield those who intentionally defame others?