Consumer Reports “Ionic Breeze” Defense of Free Press

Co-represented Consumers Union, the independent nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, in a lawsuit filed by Sharper Image over reviews of the product maker’s Ionic Breeze Quadra air cleaner; succeeded in having the suit dismissed under California’s anti-SLAPP law, which protects against lawsuits that chill constitutional rights, particularly the right to free speech, with fees and costs awarded to the client.