Significant Developments In D.C. Anti-SLAPP Law.
Doe v. Burke is an important decision, handed down last week, on the District of Columbia’s Anti-SLAPP statute. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals held that an anonymous “John Doe” defendant, sued for libel over internet comments concerning an attorney in a high-profile lawsuit, could immediately appeal the District Court’s denial of a motion to quash a subpoena aimed at discovering his identity. The Court went further, and dismissed the suit against Doe entirely.
Read more from PPP friend Popehat here: http://www.popehat.com/2014/06/05/significant-developments-in-d-c-anti-slapp-law/