HeadsUp for Washington State: Court Opinions From Tuesday, January 21, 2014

HeadsUp for Washington State: Court Opinions From Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 

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Division One of the Court of Appeals filed 1 new published opinion on Tuesday, January 21, 2014:

Dillon v. Seattle Deposition Reporters, LLC
No. 69300-0
(January 21, 2014)
2014 Wash. App. LEXIS 123 (lexis.com)

2014 Wash. App. LEXIS 123 (Lexis Advance)

Areas: COURTS; GOVERNMENT RELATIONS AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW; PERSONAL INJURY AND INSURANCE LAW

Brief: Washington's anti-SLAPP statute, RCW 4.24.525(2), protects persons who engage in actions involving public participation and petition from having to defend against a claim based on those actions. The recording of telephone conversations is not such an action. This is so even when such recording is designed to gather evidence for a lawsuit between private parties. The anti-SLAPP statute does not operate to transform unprotected activity into protected activity simply because it is undertaken during the course of a lawsuit.  

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