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This case focuses on Nevada’s anti-SLAPP statutes’ public forum component as it relates to defamation. Michael Kosor, a homeowner in the Southern Highlands community, criticized the developer/managers of the community, Olympia Companies, LLC and its president, Garry V. Goett, during homeowner association board meetings, in written materials distributed to the community, and online. Olympia sued Kosor for defamation, which Kosor unsuccessfully moved to dismiss under Nevada’s anti-SLAPP statute in the district court. This Court concluded that Kosor met his burden to prove that all his statements were made in a public forum on an issue of public interest pursuant to the anti-SLAPP statutes and thus remanded the case for further consideration.