Attorney Adrianos Facchetti is a highly experienced civil litigator who is dedicated to remaining on the cutting edge of law and technology to serve the ever-changing needs of his clients. Below is a brief summary of his areas of practice and services.
Whether you have been defamed on the Internet or elsewhere, or whether you are a defendant facing a defamation lawsuit, Mr. Facchetti has the experience and skill to counsel you through your matter with the confidence and experience clients seek. He has successfully handled defamation lawsuits for both plaintiff and defendants.
SLAPP is an acronym that stands for Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation. A SLAPP is a lawsuit that chills the exercise of free speech. In response to a disturbing increase in the number of these types of suits, in 1992, the California legislature enacted Code of Civil Procedure 425.16 (the anti-SLAPP statute) to create a procedural mechanism (anti-SLAPP Motion) by which courts could dispose of such meritless lawsuits at an early stage of litigation. Since the anti-SLAPP statute was enacted, there have been over 350 California Appellate and Supreme Court decisions interpreting its provisions. The law on this subject is constantly changing and few attorneys have substantial experience with anti-SLAPP Motions. Because this area of law is complex and is constantly changing, it is a malpractice trap for unwary attorneys. Therefore, it is important to hire an attorney with substantial experience in this area representing both plaintiffs and defendants.
Mr. Facchetti has successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants in the anti-SLAPP context. He has also written extensively on the subject and is contacted daily by potential clients and attorneys alike seeking his advice on this complex and challenging area of law.
Mr. Facchetti offers the following services in regard to anti-SLAPP motions:
Mr. Facchetti also handles a variety of other civil litigation matters, including real estate litigation, business litigation, partnership disputes, breach of contract, and more.
Internet Defamation Law Radio: What to do when On-Line an Libel Lawsuit Contains Its Own Defamatory Statements
California State Bar, June 2006
United States District Court, Central, 2006
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