First Ruling Under DC Anti-SLAPP Statute – Motion Denied in Sherrod Suit

The judge presiding over the Sherrod v. Breitbart libel action today denied the defendants’ motion to dismiss the suit under DC’s anti-SLAPP statute. The entry on the court’s docket reads:

“MINUTE ORDER denying 23 Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss Complaint Under Anti-SLAPP Act of 2010.  It is hereby ORDERED that the motion to dismiss is DENIED. Signed by Judge Richard J. Leon on 7/28/2011. (lcrjl3) (Entered: 07/28/2011).”

There was no accompanying opinion explaining the reasons for the denial.

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