Smikle v. WFTV

Smikle v. WFTV, 266 So. 3d 856 (Fla. 5th DCA 2019). Obtained affirmance of order granting anti-SLAPP motion for summary judgment that found the reporting on plaintiff’s arrest to be protected opinion, substantially true, without defamatory meaning, and protected by Florida’s fair report privilege. The trial court also issued a final judgment awarding the defendant its trial and appellate fees pursuant to Florida’s anti-SLAPP statute.