DC Seeks To Defend Anti-SLAPP Law In Libel Suit

Law360, San Diego (September 1, 2011, 8:49 PM EDT) -- The District of Columbia on Tuesday sought to take part in Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder’s libel suit against the Washington City Paper after he asserted the newspaper couldn’t invoke the district’s new anti-SLAPP law as a defense because it was unconstitutional.

The district filed an unopposed bid with a state court seeking to intervene in the case in order to defend the validity of the Anti-SLAPP Act of 2010, which bars strategic lawsuits against public participation, meaning litigation that seeks to deter people from participating...
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