Why decisions in DC illustrate the need for a federal anti-SLAPP law (Part 2)

In the second post of a three-part series from guest contributor Leslie Paul Machado, Chair of LeClairRyan's Media, Internet and E-commerce Industry Team, Mr. Machado discusses the D.C. Circuit's decision on whether the D.C. anti-SLAPP statute can be used in federal diversity cases.

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Techdirt: State Appeals Court Tosses Defamation Suit Against Lawyer Who Wrote About Teen Driver Who Injured His Client

A woman sued an opposing side’s lawyer, claiming his blog post detailing the Snapchat lawsuit was defamatory. The lower court allowed the case to proceed, rejecting the lawyer’s anti-SLAPP motion. But the appeals court dismissed the case under Georgia’s anti-SLAPP law, finding there was no defamation and nothing written with actual malice.

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