Publisher’s Jacket Description: The First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America guarantees its citizens freedom of speech. The California Constitution demands, “A law may not restrain or abridge liberty of speech or press.” Yet, since the winter of 1999, Varian, a Fortune 500 company, and its army of legal ruffians dared to unlawfully suppress these rights by initiating a multi-million dollar SLAPP lawsuit against its critics and for the personal gain of its executives. The threat is real, the story is true. This book is an extraordinary, true-life account of two law-abiding gadflies who unwittingly became embroiled in the Mother of All SLAPP’s and refused to be silenced by corporate corruption and judicial malfeasance. Facing financial ruin, death threats and incarceration these stalwart Americans used the power of the Internet and the words of the World Wide Web to take on the SLAPP terrorists — Richard M. Levy, Richard A. Aurelio, Susan B. Felch aqnd George A. Zdasiuk.