Anti-SLAPP Law Applies In Sherrod Suit, DC Circ. Hears

Law360, Washington (March 15, 2013, 5:31 PM EDT) -- A writer for deceased Andrew Breitbart's blog urged the D.C. Circuit on Friday to dismiss former U.S. Department of Agriculture official Shirley Sherrod's defamation suit claiming BigGovernment.com posted a doctored video that got her fired, arguing a Washington law shields it from challenges to protected speech.

Featured blogger Larry O'Connor said a lower court should have granted his and Breitbart's motion under Washington's Anti-Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation statute to stay discovery in Sherrod's suit and allow them to collect attorneys' fees and costs if they...
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