Hinckley Allen Represents Journalist in First Amendment Case
Nancy on Norwalk
May 11, 2019
By: William S. Fish, Jr., Alexa T. Millinger
Hinckley Allen attorneys William S. Fish, Jr. and Alexa Millinger along with the Yale Law School Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic defended journalist Nancy Chapman, the founder of a non-profit news site, in a pro-bono case involving a complaint alleging intentional/negligent infliction of emotional distress and false light invasion of privacy based on a story published by the news site.
On behalf of the journalist, Hinckley Allen and the Yale Clinic prepared and filed a special motion to dismiss under Connecticut’s 2018 anti-SLAPP statute, (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) designed to provide for fast dismissal of frivolous lawsuits filed in response to the exercise of First Amendment rights. In response to the special motion to dismiss, the plaintiff withdrew the complaint. View more information here.