My DC Anti-SLAPP Motion Was Denied! — Now What?

Law360, New York (March 10, 2014, 5:56 PM ET) -- In 2011, the District of Columbia joined 28 states in passing legislation aimed at stopping Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation suits. SLAPP suits are usually brought by powerful interests who want to silence their critics. Although the lawsuits are often unsuccessful, the protracted litigation drains precious resources and sends a chilling message to critics: keep silent or we will sue you.

The District of Columbia Anti-SLAPP Act of 2010 allows parties to move to dismiss such lawsuits at an early stage. But almost three years after the statute...
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