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Jack Wenik, Barry Guryan Mentioned in “Federal Judge Weighs Anti-SLAPP ‘Burden'”

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

Jack Wenik, a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences and Litigation practices, in the firm’s Newark office, and Barry A. Guryan, Of Counsel in the Health Care and Life Sciences and Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practices, in the firm’s Boston office, were mentioned in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, in “Federal Judge Weighs Anti-SLAPP ‘Burden,’” by Kris Olson. The article discusses Mr. Wenik and Mr. Guryan’s work on behalf of client, Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals. (Read the full version – subscription required.)

Following is an excerpt:

A federal judge has determined that the Massachusetts anti-SLAPP statute — at least as currently administered — impermissibly infringes on the right to a jury trial guaranteed by the Seventh Amendment, a decision that may guide the 1st Circuit’s review of a pending appeal and also prompt the Supreme Judicial Court to examine the issue, according to local attorneys.