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Settlement in Case Involving First Amendment and SLAPP Issues

A noteworthy case involving free speech issues in which The Kaplan Law Firm represented the Defendant has settled.  The Plaintiff in the case, titled Bret Wade v Erin Foster, had sued my client, Erin Foster, for over $1.5 million, alleging that Foster had falsely accused him of sexually assaulting her.  My client countersued, asserting that her statements were true and seeking damages for having been sexually assaulted.  Under the settlement agreement, which was negotiated at a mediation session presided over by a…