Adelson v. Harris, No. 13-4173 (2d Cir. 2014)Annotate this Case
This case arose when plaintiff filed a defamation action against defendants based on statements that they made in an online petition and press release. The district court dismissed the action. The court reserved decision and certified the following questions to the Nevada Supreme Court: (1) Does a hyperlink to source material about judicial proceedings in an online petition suffice for purposes of applying the common law fair report privilege? and (2) Did Nevada’s anti-strategic litigation against public participation (“anti-SLAPP”)
statute, Nev. Rev. Stat. §§ 41.653-41.670, as that statute was in effect prior to the most
recent amendments in 2013, cover speech that seeks to influence an election but that is not
addressed to a government agency?
The court issued a subsequent related opinion or order on November 29, 2017.